Professor Sophie Bell
March 13, 2012
Identity Crisis Essay Revision.
An “Identity Crisis” is described as distress and disorientation resulting from conflicting pressures and uncertainty about one's self and one's role in society especially in the adolescent stage of life. This was a time where I was just getting to know myself as a person and was beginning to figure out things that I had not once known from being “too young” or not able to figure things out on my own. The same was happening with my peers and all of friends and classmates around me. We were all going into this together, not knowing what the outcome of the situation would be but, knew that things were suddenly going to change whether we were ready for it or not. It was bound to happen.
At this time, I was a middle schooler just starting at a school that I knew very little people at the time. We all didn’t know what to expect being the first time that we all were going to a school were there would be older students also in attendance. I myself was never really afraid of anyone older but as a 12 year old, you really were looking at all the negatives of the situation. Luckily for me, I wasn’t able to start school the first 2 weeks because my family was debating on whether we were moving or not so my parents didn’t want me to start at a school and then leave right away. So I missed the hardest part about starting at a new school which is finding new friends to hang out with.
By this time, I had old elementary school friends calling me and texting me asking where I was because I was supposed to be going to that school. I told them my situation and they said that they would be waiting for me to start schools so we could all start this adventure together.
When I did start, I was welcomed into the “popular” group because I knew most of the kids that it consisted of and the others welcomed me in like they had already known who I was. It was honestly one of the...