Who Am I Now?
A challenge that I usually face in school, in my personal life, and in a work space is getting to meet new people. I noticed that I get closed off and nervous during my internship at the Border View YMCA. I saw how open everyone was to meeting new people, and I learned how important that was to be successful in what I want to do. Since I want to be a child psychologist, I am learning to be open in order to connect to the children that I want to work with. I don’t only want to learn how to be open to meeting new people, but open to change too. I am working on accepting the change that comes my way. I want to look at the changes in my life through a positive lens. I am not working on all of this by myself, I have my family and friends support to help teach me how to be open. Most of the people that I am close with, embrace the adjustments that come to their life with open arms because of all the time that they had to overcome the differences, they learned to accept it, but not me. Instead I used to close myself off with every change that came my way. Every time something changed I just learned to dislike change more and more, and it wasn’t because the consequences of those changes were bad, some of them changed my life for the better, but it was because there was so much of it that I lost myself in trying to adapt to all the differences. I couldn’t find who I was or wanted to be anymore. Now that I have learned this about myself, I am finding all the pieces that were lost throughout time, and I am putting myself back together, not only for the present, but for my future. I have finally found my future, or at least what I want it to look like, and in finding it, I am finding my present self too.