Survival Guide 101
AKA 50 Tricks to Prepare For The Fear of Embarrassment
As a child I tried hard to be invisible. I was not the bubbly, happy, energetic puppy of a person I am today. I was sad, small, shy, bullied and beaten down.
This meant that puberty was hard. Really hard. And while I suffered around the same time as everyone else it somehow felt like none of my peers were fazed by all the changes that I was feeling. They had clear skin, jeans that fit their hips, proper adult bras (or so I thought), they even had their period and seemed to be fine.
They seemed to have lucked out on the puberty jackpot and as I grew hair, grew a misunderstood sex drive, smelled worse, and felt like a stretched out child, my confidence hid.
Needless to say Adolescent bullying and isolation left me to really struggle during those years, and the constant fear of embarrassment didn't leave till I was nearing the end of high school.