Go ahead and say it.

Why is it that we can’t say what we really want to? I find myself dealing with this question a lot, usually when it comes to the people around me. There are always so many things that I want to say, but I usually don’t out of fear of rejection, embarrassment, criticism, or being just plain wrong. Especially when it comes to people I care about.

Many times when I begin to have feelings for someone, I want to tell them over and over how much I appreciate them. I want to shout to the world and say what an amazing and beautiful person they are. But I can’t. Or at least I can’t bring myself to do it. I’m always afraid of what that person will say. I have always struggled with being sure about things, and feelings are no different. I continuously overthink every situation to try and figure out what that person is feeling. Because if I’m not sure about how that person feels, I don’t want to be embarrassed by that person knowing how I feel about them.

But then I try to ask myself why I should be embarrassed by that. Even if that person knows about my feelings for them, it can in no way do me any harm. If they say they don’t share the same feelings, then it’ll be okay. If they do, then it could be the start of an absolutely fantastic relationship.

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