I’ve always been a shy person. It’s something that has been a big part of my personality since childhood. Even though I’ve come a long way over these past years & I improved a lot, it’s still something that I deal with sometimes.

Of course, I am not going to become a social butterfly overnight – & I don’t even want to. But I challenge myself & I am learning to gradually step out of my comfort zone everyday.



Because I am shy, I don’t do some things. I don’t go to this party full of unknown people. When I have the opportunity to interact with other people, I just have nothing to say.
But shyness doesn’t have to keep me from achieving my goals unless I let it. Many people in this world overcame their shyness, but some never completely do. But that didn’t stop them.


I do accept my shyness & I am comfortable with it. I know any opportunity is good to learn more + expand my horizon. I speak out & try to talk with more confidence

Being shy it’s just a part of your personality & that’s completely fine. I embrace it, it’s not something to be ashamed of. This makes me who I are & I love it.


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35 thoughts on “Shyness”

  1. Awww man, this post is so beautiful 😆 I’m a shy person myself. I usually don’t open up to people so easily but I try not to make it an obstacle in my everyday life. Love this so much, Lydia!

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  2. So wise- and I just want to say that it’s gets so much easier as you get older. I used to be so shy when I was young, but as I approach my 50th birthday- I’m happy to say that I feel good about being who I am.

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  3. I definitely can relate…I’ve improved drastically over the years 🙂 Great article. Also, thanks for the invite…feel free to visit and/or follow as well 🙂


  4. This is such a sweet post! I remember in preschool, my classmates all thought I was mute because I never spoke. Definitely come a long way from those days too, although I still prefer to keep to myself most of the time. At some point in college, I tried to be the outgoing, loud type, but after a while realized it just wasn’t me. I’m slowly learning to accept the personality I’ve been given, and to appreciate its uniqueness.

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  5. Hi Lydia, I love this post and it resonated very strongly with me because I’ve always seemed to believe myself to be shy. It’s only recently that I’ve realised that applying this label to myself has held me back in social situations and has made me act in ways that I did not need to. It’s even more recently – last month in fact, that I read a book called “The Introvert’s Way” that made me realise that I am not shy at all – I am an introvert, and there is a huge difference between those two things. I’d recommend looking into it yourself, Lydia – just in case. 🙂
    Kindness – Robert.

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  6. Great post Lydia! The shyness also leaves a bit when you have to do things for yourself, because who can champion your cause, but you. My mom is amazed by my apparent lost of shyness. I still find it difficult to talk to new people, but like you said, I fake it. I’m not bubbly but I do initiate conversations with people I don’t know at social functions. I’ve even gone to the gym alone, and find it weird when women smile at me. I guess that’s their way of encouraging me. At first it was a little off putting. 🙂 I’ve also gone to the movies and Broadway shows by myself, and engaged in conversation with the person or persons sitting next to me. I do find it uncomfortable to initiate conversations, but I do it anyway. As, Chez Shea said, “it’s gets so much easier as you get older.”


  7. I think that you’re amazing. and it’s just simply admirable that you put your shiness aside to go out there and live. I’m so incredibly proud of you and everything you’ve accomplished, never doubt that. X so much love for you.

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  8. I’ve be very shy for sometime, But now I learned to be, Poof! I can do it! I told myself to be outstanding and, I was (and also maybe a bit for now) always thinks they will thinks i am silly when i do this! ” but if you try and FORGET somethinks which is the reason make you shy, That’s all (but i didn’t said now i am really outstanding and don’t shy anymore, at all i’m trying!)
    Thanks for invite me to follow you, your blog is great 🙂

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  9. Great post! Shyness is a little like anxiety in that everyone has them both to varying degrees and once you realise that it isn’t so scary. Or that is how I look at it anyway.
    My big thing is I don’t like hearing or seeing recordings of myself (I find it really embarrassing) but I bit the bullet this week and did my first vlog and it feels great. Can’t wait to do my next now.

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  10. I know the feeling well. I was and am a really shy person but being an introvert I enjoy quietness and alone time so it’s hard to coax yourself to interact but on the occasions you do, most of the time it’s worth it. And I like that you made the point shyness isn’t a bad thing and it’s OK to be shy. It’s part of who you are.

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