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"This is from me to you. This is the truth."

I reflect sometimes on how to identify myself. I wish there was one word I could maintain as my title, but truthfully, there are at least 50 words that come to my mind as my identifying features. I am up front about myself upon meeting people. I think the humans of the world are entitled to knowing what they are getting themselves into by letting me into their lives.
I have struggled for a long time with my own self-worth and purpose- most of my 23 years. I am a constant work in progress. I have good days, and then bad days, and then a few more good days, and then a few more bad days. My entirety is made up of many pieces that I am proud to own.
Identify me as a woman. Identify me as a daughter, a sister. Identify me as a warm-hearted spirit. Identify me as a fiery personality (that’s how my mom sees me). Identify me as a dancer. Identify me as a teacher. Identify me as a cat-mom. Identify me as a Hufflepuff. Identify me as a feminist. Identify me as a student. Identify me as a writer. Identify me as the girl dancing in her car as you pass me on the highway. Identify me as a tea-drinker. Identify me as a “follower of cats on Instagram”. Identify me as a hard worker. Identify me as the number-one-grandchild (that’s how I see myself). Identify me as someone who posts way too much information on Twitter. Identify me as someone who owns way too many mugs. Identify me as a crafter. Identify me as a giant hairless cat that can’t fend for herself (that’s how my cat sees me). Identify me as a reader. Identify me as someone you can trust. Identify me as someone who lives with a mental illness.
But don’t just identify me as one thing. I am made up of them all. All of those pieces add to my ever-growing puzzle.

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4 Replies to “"This is from me to you. This is the truth."”

  1. torry22 says:

    This is so wonderful! I love this post, and how you identified so many things that you are.. not just ONE thing. Beautifully written and so happy I got to read this today. It’s exactly what I needed.

  2. OliviaM27 says:

    @torry22 Thanks so so much for reaching out to me. I am so honored to be able to share my journey with others who may be going through some of the same struggles! Thank you for your kind words- I am so happy that my writing touched you. I would love to hear about your identity as well!

  3. Kevin A. says:

    This post is well put and full of truth Olivia. Thanks for being so open and frank.

  4. torry22 says:


    You are so welcome. You’ve inspired me to start a post on here that is similar. Everyone once in awhile I like to think about “Who am I?” and I think today I will do that.

    Thanks again!

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