I am almost 16 and I am really shy. I was born in Europe and I live in USA for about 3 years. I have terrible accent and I am affraid to speak to others. Its extremely hard for me to make new friends or just to talk in company of my friends and some other people I dont know. I dont have too much good friends and I dont keep in touch with them outside the school, most of time I am by myself and I am depressed. When any girl starts talking to me I am blushing for no reason. I never been like that before. Before I came to US I used to have a lot of friends and I didnt feel so uncomfortable. Few weeks ago I met a girl of my nationality I like her and I think she likes me too but I am afraid to talk to her about anything because I never had a girlfriend in my life . If you have any advices or tips I ll listen to them carefully. Thanks.
Hi, vRevolver, I can understand what you are talking about - most of us here experience(d) the same. Do not worry about your accent - people don't mind, I can assure you (most of them think it cool). Yet, if you want to get rid of it, the only way how to do that is talking with people.
I might be wrong, but I do not think moving to the USA caused your current problems. It could have added to them, perhaps, SAD just sometimes appears out of a sudden during teens ... well, you seem to have had the bad luck of it.
The girl ... yes, this is a tough one - it's so easy to tell you to go and talk with her, but I am aware doing so is not easy at all. You are 15 and it's normal you never had a girlfriend in your lifetime. Unless you want to say the same at 25, 35, 50 ... you'll take the chance now. You see yourself that she likes you - what exactly have you to lose???
"Hell begins the day that God grants you the vision to see all that you could have done, should have done, and would have done, but did not do." Goethe
im not sure if i have great advice about the shyness thing, because I am shy too, but dont worry about the accent thing. Most girls think accents are sexy. My ex boyfriend had an accent and i loved it.
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