Just recently i have overcome an issue that had been weighing me down for quiet some time.
I was bullied a lot through highschool and had been suffering from social anxiety for a long time. There was multiple issues at play, but i wont discuss them as i want to keep this fairly short.
I met a girl this past semester at university who made me realize i didn't have to be the way i was and showed me an acceptance that i hadn't felt in a long time. I decided to write her a note discussing my situation, my past and that she had helped me through a tough time, because i knew i couldn't tell her in person.
Later she thanked me for opening up to her, but i think i came across as weird or vulnerable, and she didn't keep in contact. Im sure it was more complicated than that, but i can understand from her point of view.
I feel bad that im not sure if i conveyed the level of gratitude i wanted or if she understands the impact she had on my life, but in the end i still have come out a much better person. I've began giving up the shy, introverted me and am beginning to finally get out and enjoy life and not let my past get me down.
I feel great, and am a much better person now than i have ever been. I now look at life with a much more positive perspective, and i think that's key in being happy and finding happiness.
Thanks for reading :)