Young adulthood is a time to discover who you are. At this very moment, you can be anything you want to be. You can dream as big as you want; the possibilities are endless!

An 'I Am' poem helps you get in touch with yourself and who you are or want to be in life. It allows you to discover what you are curious about, what you believe in, and so much more. Personally, I use mine as motivation.

Whenever I am questioning my beliefs or feeling overwhelmed, I read this poem. It helps me remember what I stand for, what I enjoy doing, and my goals in life. If you need a daily reminder of how amazing you are and what you are passionate about, you should write one of these poems and hang it on your wall.

If you don't know where to start, here is a template that can help you get started. This is especially great if you have an interest in poetry, but genuinely don't know where to start.

This is a template for the poem. Fill in the blanks with yours that speak to you.

Here is the I AM poem I wrote for myself:

I am determined and dependable.

I wonder about different cultures.

I hear music from the band.

I see my future shining bright.

I want to make a difference in the world.

I am determined and dependable.

I pretend to be happy when things are hard.

I feel passionate about equality.

I touch books that take me to far-off lands.

I worry about the happiness of others.

I cry because I miss many people.

I am determined and dependable.

I understand that everyone is equal.

I say, "you will never know unless you try".

I dream that I will travel the world.

I try to help others.

I hope everyone finds their passion.

I am determined and dependable.

I hope this poem helps someone fall even more in love with themselves. I hope it reminds you of your passions and your dreams and to not be scared to follow them despite what critics may say.

Most of all, I hope it reminds you that it's okay to be vulnerable sometimes and that it's okay to not be okay. We are our own people, and there is no one who can tell us who to be in life. Live freely and unapologetically, because life is too short not to.