I was born as I am and this "gift" of mine has probably been with my spirit for hundreds or even thousands of years. I have always known I was different from others, but I finally realized only a few years ago what I truly was. And this realization came through two different dreams.
The first was the first dream about wolves or wolf related things i can remember. In it, i was walking with someone who appeared to be a friend of mine (in the dream). As he looked up to see a full moon over us, he pulled me away into an alley to talk to me. He told me that he was actually supposed to lead me into a trap and that everyone in the town were werewolves. But as he told me this, others began to come for me, slowly coming as if stalking their prey. And then, my friend began to scream as he turned from human to wolf. After that, all i remember is him jumping at me.
In the second dream, I was walking through a barn-like house with hay on the floor, holding a baby. As I passed a table, I layed the baby on it as if where I was going the baby couldn't come. Then I continued on into a hallway where I fell through into a basement. And on the other side of the basement was a man who tore at a small animal with his teeth. Blood dripping from his mouth, he looked up to me and said: "You know what you are."
Ever since then, I have had many more dreams and many more nightmares. But now, I know a afair amount about what I am and even have a teacher who is helping me learn the ways of the wolves (the Fae).