Heights scare the crap out of me. Ropes courses? No thank you. Rollercoasters? Definitely not.
I hate doing anything that has the potential for me to get physically hurt. Wakeboarding? Nope. Skydiving? Not a chance. Climbing a tree? No thanks. Skateboarding? Nah. I'll stay on solid ground.
I avoid awkward situations whenever possible. One time, I unnecessarily walked around a whole building just so I didn't have to run into someone I knew hated my guts and our passing would have been entirely too much for me to handle.
I suck at taking risks.
And not just in extracurricular activities, but in all areas of my life.
Whenever I think of something crazy or cool to do, I get way hyped up about it for about 10 minutes and then I automatically get scared and think "Nope. I can't do that."
A good example of this is writing for Utah State's student newspaper.
I really want to! I think it would be such a great experience for me! But...I'm just so scared. What if everybody hates it? What if I'm a crappy writer? What if I can't do it?
Flirting is a good example too. What if the boy doesn't think I'm attractive? Then I'd be creepy! What if he talks about me to all his friends as "the crazy psycho flirting girl"? Like whoa! I promise I'm not as psycho as you think!
What is it that holds me back? What is it the keeps me from taking risks I KNOW are good for me?
Does anyone else have this problem? How have you overcome it?! I need some advice, peeps!