For me, shoe-wise, platforms give me the same height that I need, but they're not as taxing on my feet.
I went through a few phases of finding myself: I dabbled in musical theater, chess club, dance troupe, splatter-painting, school mascot (go Wildcats), babysitter, photojournalist, drill team girl, emo kid - and not one of them defined me, but every single one will always play a part in who I am.
Before the whole Disney realm had undergone this huge revamping, as a kid, I always saw myself doing these dramatic indie parts. And then I fell in love with doing comedy and doing kid shows and really working for kids.
More than anything, acting helped me discover who I'm not. I've learned that I'm a girly girl, but not a prissy girl.