I live my life with an almost constant need for approval from others and a fear of rejection. No one ever believes that I am shy, but I am! I constantly worry about what other people think of me. I would rather remain quiet and not show people the real me, than open up and have them not like who I am. I am afraid though that I am going to miss out on some pretty awesome things and people because of this fear. I feel like I have a lot of plans for my future with school and my eventual career, but my relationships suffer. I want to be brave enough to tell people how I feel. I want to have the courage to open up, I just don't want to be hurt again.
On a completely unrelated note: I love these amazing storms that God is providing!