I’ve been shy around people for as long as I can remember. It’s just the way I am. At first, when people used to joke about it, I laughed along with them. After a while though, it started to hurt. I became known as “the quiet girl” in school and everyone thought I was weird. People would make jokes that I was going to murder people in my school because “it’s always the quiet ones.” I’ve been working very hard to be more social and to gain some self confidence, which I think is the real thing holding me back. I’m ready to let go of this. I don’t want SHY to be me.