I am finding myself slowly, but surely. Cracking open little pieces of me everyday that I never knew existed. Every layer I peel back is painless, relieving the constant weight to be what other people want me to be. I am Amanda. I am a flawed young adult who is determined to love herself with every ounce of her very own heart, and nobody is going to hold me back from that or any of my other dream and ambitions, including myself. I will succeed. I will not be held back.