Only Child

I'm an only child, so growing up I was always really lonely. It was like when we went on holiday, my mum and dad had each other to talk to, and who did I have? No-one but myself. So I learned to live inside my head, and now it makes it really hard to talk to people, which makes me feel even more lonely...because you realize after a while that your own imagination isn't really that great company.

k987 k987
2 Responses Mar 25, 2009

i agree with gemini15...taking it slow will help you gain some confidence...and make one friend and that one friend will introduce you to more friends. before you know it, you'll have a lot of friends. but lets take it one step at a time :-)...<br />
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i to try to conceal myself because i am shy. i do have 3 brothers but being the only girl is kinda hard. i had to use my imagination a lot. i guess thats why i took up writing. if it weren't for my writing as a kid, my imagination would have gotten the best of me.

Heh, that's the same thing that happened to me k987, except I have a brother and sister who I grew up with. I guess my dad's sort of to blame for my quietness though. I think the best thing you can do to get out of your shell is just to try being more open with people. Start slow, maybe just get a friend and do some stuff with them, then gradually expand. Right now I've been doing that for a while and yes I'm still quite shy and conceal much of myself within, but it's getting there ya know? Give a go though :)