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    Okay, maybe "identity crisis" is a little dramatic, but I'm definitely pretty confused.

    Basically, I have no idea who I really am or what I want anymore. It's really thrown me for a loop, because I've known what I was going to do since I was 8; it's been a solid path set in stone. But the past year or so has brought a lot of difficulties and changes with it - I've been through a fair amount that's knocked me for six and I'm only just begining to pick myself up and dust myself off from, and I've made some huges changes as far as my "environment" is concerned. It's made me re-think everything, and interests I once had I just don't care about anymore, and things I never thought in a million years I'd care about or feel like doing are suddenly important to me. I can't stand the atmosphere I'm in or my friends anymore, who I literally have nothing in common with now. I just feel lost, and I keep doubting myself - I don't know if this "new me" is the real me, or if I'm going through a phase, or what direction I'm supposed to go in.

    I just want to know if anyone's been through anything similar? What made you feel this way? Was it temporary, or was it a life-changing thing for you? Any advice would be appreciated since I feel so stuck at the moment, thanks.

    We don't know how old you are now, but if you've set yourself on a certain path since you were 8, things are bound to knock your balance on that path.

    Though whatever has happened, you just need to adapt. A mountain can be made out of a molehill, just like one anxious thought can be turned into an array of worries.

    Would you say the new you is someone you like?
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