Anna: I used to be that person who would shy away from human contact as much as possible, because I thought the human race was just a bunch of idiots and all that teenaged angst. But now, I am so touchy with my friends and I am so open about everything, like literally I can say I am on my period for everyone to hear. Anyways, how I got to this was one, I talked louder. You’re the one saying something so it’s going to be useless if you’re not going to be heard. Two, be open. You’re never going to find out if there’s this one person who likes Doctor Who in your class unless you talk about Doctor Who and your other interests in life. The third is always remember, AWKWARD ONLY EXISTS IN YOUR MIND. Society has implanted in our brains of the concept of awkwardness but YOU KNOW TO HELL WITH THAT YOU CAN BE YOURSELF AND ALL THAT SHIT BECAUSE WHY NOT? This is who you are and this is your life so how are you going to be confident if you nitpick on every single thing that you think other people would think is weird?
Reign: You have to believe in yourself that you are confident. I’m not a very confident person either but I think that slowing stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things will make you break out from that shell. It all starts with loving yourself. You know how that saying goes: “How can you expect people to love you if you don’t even love yourself?”. If you start accepting who you are as a person, you will eventually gain that self-confidence. Also, don’t be afraid to do things just because you’re worried that people might judge you. Who cares? Do what you want to do and be the person who you want to be.
“My friends are starting to experiment on drugs and I know its wrong but sometimes I get the urge to experiment as well.”
Reign: Do what you think is right. If you know that it’s bad, then don’t do it. This is your decision to make and not theirs. I really want to say “drugs are bad” but I don’t know if that will actually be any help. As I often say, know what you’re getting into. I’m not fully capable of stopping you from experimenting (for I am merely a person on their laptop giving advice), I just hope you make the right choices for yourself.
Anna: Typical goodie two-shoes here so… I wouldn’t do it. Not because it’s illegal, okay maybe a little, but I don’t like the after effects of drugs on my body. And so what if your friends are going to say, “That’s not going to happen immediately anyway!” Yeah, they’re going to say that until you’re all addicted to it. The effects on your body are going to be long term and it really messes up how you think. One day, you could wake up as a whole other person, like you’ve trudged too far and you don’t remember how to get back.
“I think I’m suffering from depression again and I’m denying it by having that “it’s okay” type of attitude. I know it’s fine to have that type of attitude but I think I’m going overboard. I know something is wrong but I tend to feel fine with it. Help?”
Anna: There’s your problem there. You haven’t gone past step one. Step one is acknowledging the problem. But you haven’t really dealt with it wholly. You haven’t realized the graveness of the matter. Depression is no laughing matter since it can lead to drastic measures and disrupt your life’s entire being. If you’re not going to acknowledge it wholly, then let someone else do it for you. Maybe what you need is help to get past step one and move further in resolving the problem.
Reign: When you think that everything’s starting to get really serious and when you know that there is something wrong, I advice you to maybe get professional help. I don’t know exactly what you’re going through so I’m not aware about your current state, but yeah, ask for help. Talk to your friends or talk to someone with authority and maybe they could do something to make you feel better. There’s nothing wrong with saying “it’s okay” but I guess the more appropriate saying is “it gets better”, because it will. You know, happiness is a choice and you alone can decide if you choose to be happy and positive. It’s not easy, but it’s attainable.