One thing I would like to change about myself.

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Well, here is an essay I had on my an old account. (NocturnalMuse) It's an old essay I had to write for english. The prompt was something like "What would you change about yourself if possible?". Can't really remember.
But, hope you like!
And yes, I know there are mistakes in here. It's an old piece, so I'm not gonna bother.



What would you like the change about yourself?

by MandyxMetamorphic

(Amanda Adams)

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What is one thing I would like to change about myself? Well, there are many things I would like to change about myself, but the one thing I would like to most is my shyness. It's a curse to some people and a gift to others. To me, it's a curse which I hope to overcome. I would like to get rid of my shyness because it doesn't make me really outgoing, it makes me nervous at times, and I'm really quiet around people I don't know very well or when I'm not around people I do know.

I really don't like that my shyness makes me not as outgoing as I would like to be. When I'm around friends out in public I can be really outgoing because it's people around me that don't know me and I don't really care what they think about me. If I'm with friends and I am around someone I don't know very well, but do know, I can be a little outgoing, but not as much as I would like to be.

My shyness makes me nervous at times because if I am going to be around a lot of people I don't know or don't know very well then I get nervous about talking to them and saying something stupid or doing something stupid. It is really embarrassing when I get like that. It makes me bite my lip a lot and it makes me look down and not really look the person in the eye. Then If no one is talking to me I stare at the floor.

Also, it makes me really quiet around people I don't know. I hardly speak unless I'm spoken to, then I kind of whisper and they have to ask me what I said. I really don't like that because then they know I'm a bit shy and some people really don't like people being shy around them.

All of these reasons are really embarrassing, I don't like that I'm really shy at times. It makes it really hard to talk to a lot of people that I don't really know. It makes me not really outgoing, really nervous at times and really quiet when I'm around people I don't know or don't know very well. It is a horrible curse. My Mom says I'll grow out of it, hopefully that is true.

MandyxMetamorphic(Amanda Adams)




Submitted: October 20, 2008

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Dragoon

I'm like that too. With my friends I always talk alot, but its like i always grow quiet when I'm around new people. Even around friends of my friends i find myself just nodding and shaking my head.
Its like I'm not even doing it. I don't mean to, but I can't stop.
Its really a curse when you in a group of new people working on a project or something and you have great ideas, but you can't put enough force behind your words to help.

Mon, October 20th, 2008 10:24pm

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Yes! Yay :) You have earned lots and lots of brownie points my friend! That's how I am. I hate it when people think you can just turn it off. -rolls eyes-
^^
I'm glad you could relate.
We should so make a club for the cursed shy people. :D

Blessed be,
Mandy

Mon, October 20th, 2008 7:47pm

RaisinGirl

I tend to have two sides to me...either extremely outgoing to the point of it being annoying, or I can be a little akward, especially around people that know me, but don't know me that well...I have always been the nervous(shy) type..but lately, I have overcome my anxieties, for the most part, when I go out in the public eye....just learn to think like you're a rockstar, and keep your head up...this really does work, believe it or not(people are drawn to me, when I'm not acting nervous)...anyways, I did enjoy your essay Mandy...take care ;D *meg*

Sun, December 21st, 2008 6:47am

Ronald Bunch

Nice read. And it was written very well. :)

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