Hi Emmaly, thanks for posting this.
Just reading it has already helped quite a bit. I suffer from some severe self-confidence issues, I get far too in my head at times and let my inner monologuing dictate my thinking and therefore my self-confidence and self-worth come crashing down.
Your thought on ‘being awkward, anxious and unsure of myself was totally normal’ resonates so much with me as I see myself in that way, and it is a constant struggle to not let that attitude form my experiences.
Thank you again!