(Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
I hadn't been between my first confession aged 8 and August last year
Part of that was also because I had forgotten what to do and was too embarrassed to find out.
Do you know the priest at your parish well enough to ask him about it, or to have a nose around the parish to see what it's like inside the confessional (outside hours, of course!). I'm still not clear on how it's done at my church but I know in the church attached to my secondary school, the confessional is more like a little room and the prayer you have to say at the end is written out and kept by the kneeler, so that you can read it out if you don't know it off by heart.
Personally, I've just resolved the problem by making confession part of my spiritual direction sessions with the priest at aforementioned church opposite school. It's not ideal because I only get to see him about once every 3 months coz he's so busy, but it's a start at least