I am shy. I have been my entire life. If I know you, and I'm comfortable around you, I am an open book and rarely hold back. But...if not, I am terribly shy and guarded. Some perceive this as stand-off-ish or maybe even snobiness. I am neither. I HATE that I am so shy. I think it stems from a fear of rejection or something...who knows. I have never been one to initiate...especially when it comes to the opposite sex. So how does someone that is as shy as I am put herself back out there??? Well, that is the million dollar question. But I am trying.
Here is a quote I saw today & want to share.
"Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself - no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are - completely; the good and the bad - and make changes as YOU see fit - not because you think someone else wants you to be different." - by Stacey Charter
I need to read this quote everyday. I have a lot to offer the right person...if they are man enough to break down my guard. I hope he is out there...and hope he finds me soon.