I Am Holding Myself Back

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 65 People

    I feel it... the spark,

    the jolt, the sudden wave of confidence and determination to finally stand up and do what I need to do. To get off my arse and take that next step towards what I want. But then... It passes, like a sweet breeze. The feeling is gone. The spark has burnt out so soon. And I slump...
    InaudibleRage InaudibleRage
    22-25, F
    Jan 11, 2015

    I don't say what I really want to

    because it hurts the ones I love and if I were to say what I wanted.. They just wouldn't understand. I hold myself back from doing many things because I'm afraid of the reactions or how people will take it. I'm always worrying about people and if they are judging me.. Even if I...
    distanceandspace distanceandspace
    18-21, F
    Feb 18, 2014

    More Self-Support

    I was a  side kick, back-up, stepping stone and emotional-punching-bag for a while.  I got rid of the people who I played these roles for.  However, they're still in my head.  I feel like I am still holding myself back because I had to do that for so long...
    Nyad Nyad
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 27, 2008

    From annihilating all those

    who refuse to recognize my love.
    AdoraGel AdoraGel
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    I have this wonderful opportunity to do an

    internship in Florida and I'm holding myself back. I don't know why. I don't really have anything to stay for besides my family. I crave change, yet I'm scared of it. I don't get myself. I know this internship would be a good thing. I'd mean new people and live away from...
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin
    22-25, F
    Jan 8
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