“Finding Yourself” by Aimer la Vie

When I was younger I used to love to write, but as I grew older I just stopped. When I signed up for this class I was super excited because I would actually have to write. I noticed that writing is so much more than a boring essay or story, behind every piece is somebody’s life or hidden message. Writing is so powerful and so much more than I ever expected it to be. I learned so much from taking just one semester of this course. My writers blog Aimer La Vie (which stands for love life in French) has showed me how impactful some pieces can be. I love listening to the class share what they have written. Everyone thinks so differently and is so creative in their own way.

I am choosing to share “finding yourself” because it can speak to lots of people experiencing things similar to me. What sparked this idea to write about this is one of our daily prompts was to write about what the word “found” makes you think of. This is one of my creative essay pieces that I wrote in the beginning of the semester. I made some changes and added new material because my life has also changed and developed since I last wrote about this specific topic. I am happy to share this new and improved perspective of me.


“Finding Yourself”

Life is not about all the things you have done or been through it is how you have taken those experiences and applied them to yourself and changed for better or for worse. When I hear the word “found” I think about my world and all the things I want to do and how I want others to see me. Found makes me think about finding myself in this huge world with so many obstacles and opportunities. I always wonder what will I do when I am older? What will be my career? Where will go to college? Will I have kids? All of these questions and things to do but not enough time to really focus on myself and what I am really capable of. There is so much to learn and see in the world we all just need the time to really focus on ourselves and our abilities. We are all capable of so much more than we can really comprehend. When I am old I want to be able to say I lived my life to the absolute fullest and really found who I wanted to be.

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