I’m timid. I stay out of the way. I say things like, sorry, and excuse me, and thanks way more than anyone should. Is it because I grew up in a society that has certain expectations for a gal? Is it because my babysitter and brother used to beat me up when I was little? I don’t think so.
I think I was just never taught to be assertive. I was never taught how to speak up, how to take what I want. Because I have no experience with it, I just sort of wade thru and deal. I try to stand up and say, speak up and what not.
I was also never told how to make new friends, how to get over that low level of fear that occurs when you are about to dial a friend’s number. I’m socially stunted. That could be why I like cartoons. And Nick sitcoms. It could also be the key to why I am a bit of a loner.
I was never told how to wash clothes, or how to change the oil in my truck. These are things one can figure out on their own, though. Experience and what not.
or how to get rid of a cold in less than two weeks. That’s how long I’ve had one. One week now until my marathon. I need to get rid of this.