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I‘m Afraid to Face Reality

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Dear Olive,

For most of my life I’ve stayed in my shell because it feels safe. But now I’ve come to a point in my life where I have to make decisions for my future. I can’t hide from the inevitable any longer. I’m 19, and whether I want to or not, I have to face reality. But I can’t help but feel afraid, unsure and insecure about what is best for me and what choices to make. At times it feels so overwhelming that I feel hopeless, and I question how can I survive or even live in this reality that I’ve tried to avoid all my life? How do I push past my fears and make something of myself that I can be proud of or happy with?

Sincerely,

Trapped in My Fears and Constant Self-doubt


Dear Trapped in My Fears,
— Olive

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