“A shy person hurts deeply, and is in fact incredibly sensitive to other people’s opinions. A shy person wants to be perceived as admirable, but constantly feels like they fail to live up their own expectations. A shy person struggles with themselves constantly, builds a prison in their head, and deeply laments the mental walls surrounding them. They are self-aware, but often feel powerless to change even though they can see the mechanism behind the thinking trap they’ve gotten themselves into. And quite frankly, it’s hard to change. It’s especially hard for a shy person to revamp their lifestyle, because a shy person is sensitive to failure and usually deals with bout of low self-esteem. Their experience of life is bright and intense - and their fear is a result of over-stimulation by the extraordinary sensations they experience every day.”—Tristin (via obscyr)
I was walking back to my dorm after a great night at the gym. Naturally I took the short way (which is far from short) but as I was walking, I decided I was seeing way too many couples. So what did I do? I took my bitter self the even longer way back. Yeah, the things I do to avoid stuff. The extra five minutes of a walk was worth it.