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It just happens that I was once a girl who was afraid of everything. I was an introvert and I still am but not afraid anymore. I couldn’t even say hi to my neighbors. My mouth was always shut. People used to condemn me for staying quiet but I didn't mind that. Other kids couldn’t involve me in their games cause i looked like a weirdo. It was not the kind of life I wished for.
When i finished high school, i didn’t want to go to college because i didn’t want to interact with “grown ups”. I was so scared but my mom wanted me to go to college so badly, so I had to go. It took me two weeks to make just one friend, that was an achievement. I did not finish college, I dropped out because I felt tired of all those people.
Now I am a college drop out, at home, no job, just eating my mother’s food. I stayed home for a year. My mom told me that i had to go out there and look for a job, that scared me as hell but i didn’t have a choice. I applied in so many places but in vain. Luckily i had a friend who worked with coca cola and they were hiring casuals for a week, that was my first job. When i went there, it was like crazy, everyone was shouting, some were dancing and all sorts of madness was going on there. I didn’t know what to do because I only knew one person and he was busy. I had to sit in a corner and wait for instructions, at this time I was trembling like a leaf. Someone noticed me and came to speak to me. It was so hard for me and also uncomfortable.
Little did I know that that was just the beginning. This was a life changing casual job.
I had to adapt to living like those people. At first I was scared but eventually, I started talking and talking and talking.
The best way to overcome your fears is to (1) hang around lively people.
(2) be confident
(4) finish what you start