My adolescence was time of tremendous inner turmoil for me. I didn’t have a lot of confidence. I was scared to make a mistake. I needed to be liked by everyone. I felt dorky and unattractive and naive. During this period of my life, I was constantly watching others- studying them for guidance or inspiration. I was afraid to put myself out there for any kind of judgement, for fear of screwing up and the resulting embarrassment. This was a time when I thought everyone had life figured out… everyone except me. They were all in on some big secret of which I was completely unaware.
Of course, I was wrong.
A simple conversation with my mom when I was 12 helped me change my perspective.
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