Being shy!!!I never thought of myself as a shy person. But it takes 10 false starts and 1 hour for me to actually say "Hi!" to a stranger...I now know I am.
A recent conversation I had with a friend, she told me that she got sick of being a shy teenager so she just got out of it. Her exact words were;
"I used to be shy then I decided that sucks. life is a lot more fun now, I'll tell you that much. Now I still get to be a nerd - with studies and all - but I am a FUN nerd!"
For me, I still remember the day when I started being shy. I used to be naive and fun and a tad annoying. So outspoken that a guy who has barely known me for 3 days suddenly developed aggression towards me. And boy this was a church camp...so it was super weird!
After this escalated to become tremendously obvious, the church camp leaders had to stop all events for the day to mediate this. And the funny thing was...he admitted...he only spoke to me twice but just the image of me in the background was enough to annoy him. We apologized to each other, promise to make nice and the camp continued.
However, from that day onwards, the moment he uttered, "It is not you...it is me! I just can't take outgoing people" I stopped being outgoing. I decided being quiet was better. And til this day...I think I might just regret it........