I've lurked around PulseWire for a couple of weeks now, even forgetting to log in when I do so. My mom and sisters always encourage me to post here, and to answer to other posts as well. But I'm always afraid of how I might sound to others. That I might sound like I have no idea what I'm talking about, or I sound naive, things like that. Self-confidence is one of the most major issues I have.
Confidence in oneself always sounds easy, but it is hard for me and others I know to stand up for her or himself. It's a big roadblock to stepping forward and doing your part to help change and fix the world. It's also the main reason I don't post or comment much, I'm just too afraid. But do I continue to let the self-confidence issue weigh me down? I really can't. Especially with how most people act in this world, having confidence in oneself can seem like a really huge obstacle. Where currently it feels like everyone expects you to act in a certain way, and if you don't, it means trouble.
That's something I hope to change, somehow...even if all I'm able to offer are words. Words can be very powerful, and along with the voices of other strong people, this world can see change!