Sunday, July 3, 2016

Twitter Users Share The Struggles Of Growing Up Shy And It's Too Real

I've been shy all my life. I was a really quiet kid and kept to myself, and that didn't change much as I grew up at all. I had a few friends in high school and made a few in university, a process which I assume was like pulling teeth for those people. But I've never minded my own company.

I didn't really "come out of my shell" until very recently, and it's still so hard — but I'm getting better and trying, so that counts, right?

Sometimes, when I think back on my life, I see how silly some of the things I did were to avoid anyone paying attention to me but, that's what being shy is...and turns out I'm not the only one who did these things! 

I would rather maybe die from water going down the wrong way than have anyone look at me because I'm coughing.

I used to hate ordering food! I would always ask the server if it was OK to order the meal I ordered.

The people in my life have gotten so used to me being quiet that when I do talk I swear they think they're imagining it.

I used to count the people before me and then count the same number of paragraphs to practice.

Weeks? LMAO try years... I still remember every horrible detail of that one time in ninth grade. 

Getting to know other people is good and I actually love it, but it can be overwhelming when everyone there knows one another except you.

What was your biggest struggle growing up shy? Let me know in the COMMENTS!


Author: verified_user