A Girl Once Lost

    Being at peace with yourself and knowing who you are is one of the most important things when embarking on any journey. For a long time I was lost, wandering around with no clear future in sight. The world around me was hazy and I tried my best to clear it up. I thought I knew who I was and tried to shape myself into who I thought people wanted me to be. I had no real identity. I was made up of superficial characteristics that existed in other people’s minds. I never let my natural instincts take over, and had no confidence in myself or in my ability to just be me. I did not trust myself.

    For so long things that I wanted the most always seemed to slip through my fingers. I was sad and depressed, forcing me to take a step back and self reflect. I found myself missing out on opportunities because I wasn’t ready for them (although I thought I was).  As I sit here and write this, I’m glad that those opportunities escaped me. These small defeats allowed me to embrace my failures, analyze myself, and helped me grow in ways I never imagined. This same mentality is what gets me through life today.

    At this point in my life I am wiser, stronger, and have a deeper sense and understanding of myself. My future is clear, my goals laid out, and best of all I’m not afraid to be me. I know exactly who I am and am confident in myself. I can honestly say that I am ready to embark on life’s journey. I’m ready to go after what I want and am confident in my ability to get it.

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