Ever since I was little, I was very shy. I would keep to myself and never really speak to people who I wasn’t familiar with. Growing up, I never really participated in school. I wouldn’t raise my hand even though I knew the answer. I wouldn’t really speak in groups because I wasn’t comfortable around them etc.
I was like that until my senior year of high school. I was determined to be more open and talk more to people that I wouldn’t normally talk to. It was a bit hard I’m not going to lie, I’m more of an introvert than an extrovert. I mean don’t get me wrong, I am the complete opposite when I’m with my closest friends. I’m loud, energetic and talkative. But I’ve just aways had this problem when it came to meeting new people and I don’t know why.
I’ve opened up more and really started talking and engage more with others both inside and outside of school. Especially when I went to college. It’s a time to meet new people and find yourself too. Being more confident in speaking out just and just being comfortable made me make new friends at university and it has made me come out of my shell. I raise my hand more often, I voice my opinion and also talking to other has made me gain new friends.
The moral of the story is to try and do something out of you’re comfort zone. Challenge yourself and see if you can accomplish it. It can be about anything really. You just have to believe in yourself ( as cheesy as that sounds). Let me know what you would like to accomplish or do something out of your comfort zone. We’re in this together!
Until next time, Ames xx