After struggling through my teenage years I thought I’d stopped caring what people thought of me. I, in fact, cared very little.
Recently however thoughts have started plagueing me again about what others think of me and how they perceive me. Part of this stems from the fact I actually found out what some people thought of me and didn’t like it. The other part is that my self esteem was almost shattered last year by a sudden onset of deep depression. I’m still working to get over the depression and mentally I’ve reverted to the insecure little teenager I once was. I don’t like her and want to be who I was at the beginning of last year. My first step is to stop caring what others think of me. This was the first step last time and hopefully will work again.