Quiet Voice, Weak Yes, Shakes Head No

I want to stop tensing up whenever around people. I want to be able to open my mouth and speak up and say what I want without the constant, "What if" recording in my head. I'm not a child anymore. But somehow I worry that I'll be teased for talking. I have different convictions from people my age and it's not that I'm a judgmental or dull person. I'm into a lot of things. But often I'm too shy to open my mouth and speak about them. It's something I have to work on. I know this. But how exactly I'm not too sure.
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Aug 10, 2010