Maintaining ones identity may be easy for some and difficult for others. This is so because everyone feels the need to be accepted and loved, therefore, many a times people loose their identity in their goal to being accepted by those they look up to or by those they love.
It is good to want to be accepted but it should never cost you your identity. At the end of the day, you should always maintain your identity because your identity says who YOU ARE, and when you loose it then you would have lost your uniqueness and your originality.
So with all you desire to be accepted and loved, never loose your identity in the process. In the end you should still be recognized as you and not someone else.