Posted by Shadowplayers721 on August 10, 2004, at 12:32:30
In reply to I'm obsessed with my identity, posted by Angela2 on August 10, 2004, at 11:40:59
"She tells me that I have an unclear grasp on who I am."
This one bothers me too, because I feel this is *their* judgement about you. You don't have to prove you know who you are to anyone, but you. Finding out who you are is the process of allowing you to be who you are.
"But my therapist is like: "no, you aren't an artist" This isn't true at all. Every child is a natural artist and somewhere along the line someone either external or internal tells them they aren't good enough. They stop drawing and painting. As an adult, you can allow that creative flow back out again. So, YES, you have an artist within you. Don't let someone deny you of this wonderful natural gift you have.
No one is one sided. We all have many sides to ourselves. It's what we allow ourselves to see each other. Some people only see a few sides. What will you allow your self to see? That question can ONLY be answered by you. It will not be answered tomorrow or the next day. It takes all the days of your life. It is a discovery that never ends unless you want it to end.