Now that I am grown up and I look at myself in the mirror, I wonder exactly how I must have looked to myself when I was a little child.
It is all so strange that a person wants to grow up so quickly when one is a child but then wants to stay young forever.
It is still the most valuable and cherished item that I possess.
I am really attached to that piece of jewelry and I am always wearing it around my neck on a silver chain.
Another thing that I am now aware of which I am sure I was not previously aware of as a child are my strong emotions.
Even though I remember being very angry and extremely happy at various occasions in my childhood, and I also remember expressing my feelings, I could hardly give them a name at the time.
I feel that I am also in touch with these realities of my own identity.
I know that the body that I have is the same one that I have always possessed.
All I would know is that I was feeling upset, but I did not know why.
But after growing up, and reading the report Mood Regulation and Emotional Intelligence: Individual Differences by Carol L.