"I need time to find myself" is a sentence that I have never really liked. In fact, I've always found myself getting slightly annoyed when hearing somebody say those words.
Perhaps I found it irritating because I didn't really understand what it meant. Or maybe because I thought it was a cop-out when things just weren't going right in life for somebody. Or an excuse when someone did something completely out of character and this is how they explained themselves out of it.
Whatever the case -- I just have never bought it.
So, what has happened to make me change my tune?
Well, I think it is now my turn to find myself. I know...it's hypocritical. I have no defense.
All I know is that I need to re-discover who Andrea is. Over the past while, I feel like I have lost myself, and it's time to send out the search party.
No need for you all to get concerned or anything -- it's not a depression thing. Just a journey of re-discovery; figuring out what makes me tick. And who I really am inside -- not just the "me" I want other people to see.
Sure, I want to put my best foot forward -- but I also want to be genuine.
And that's really what this is about.