life advice (post new situation)
I don't know how to put this in a small paragraph. I feel lost. I'm 20 years old, yet I don't know what I want in life. I am really shy and I'm afraid of everything. It's like I grew up in a cage and now I'm trying to free myself but I just can't seem to take those steps without someone helping me. I don't want to go to college even though I already started. I need a job but I'm scared of going out there on my own and facing the world. I can't even live on my own because I'm such a coward. I don't know what to do with myself or how to overcome this. I know people tell me I need to push forward and take the first step but how do I do that when I'm the one limiting myself from taking the step to independence? I feel like a child being thrown out into the world without guidance or help. I still live with my mother but she is very busy with her own life. She tries to be there for me but there's only so many things she can do for me. I wish I could just rip out this thing inside me that stops me from doing what I want. I know I'm capable of doing many things, but I'm so scared! I'm scared of being alone, scared of rejection, scared of being taken advantage of, scared of failure. What do I do to overcome this? How can I force myself to grow out of this hard shell? I feel so lost and scared. Sometimes I just want to crawl in a hole and cry and not have to face the world.
posted by Jay (age 20) on 1/5/2013 @6:10:10 PM •
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