I forgot all about this and it’s so odd reading my previous entries from last year (inconsequently all of which have horrendous spelling errors); Iâ€™ve improved so much Iâ€™d never had believed I could have done it.
Iâ€™m not going to tick this off as done quite yet, itâ€™s something I can still work on in certain situations but whatâ€™s changed is I used to be â€œshyâ€ as my character, now Iâ€™m just shy in certain situations and with certain people.
A friend was joking to my boyfriend how I used to ask her to buy things for me in shops and cancel at the last minute if I thought that there would be a group of people, etc. and he refused to believe I was ever a shy person. Hopefully Iâ€™ll manage to carry this on to university next year.
Best (and hardest) thing I did was to get a job in a shop where I had to talk and sell to customers one-on-one â€“ making small talk and all of that, which improvised my ability to talk to people to such an extent.
I never thought Iâ€™d be able to improve so much, when I remember the completely socially crippling shyness I used to have, to now. People donâ€™t understand that being shy is so horrendous. This sounds like Iâ€™m exaggerating, but itâ€™s only just hit me what a massive thing this is for me :).