For years I'd wanted to become a different person -- a better version of myself. I wanted to kick the cripplingly shy girl I was to the curb and be outgoing and confident. I had little idea of how to accomplish it, so year after year I saw my dream slip through my fingers. I would walk into a room full of people I should have been talking to and feel overwhelmed and uncomfortable -- and it showed.
I often felt small, incapable, and silly.
I wasn't getting anywhere working to be more outgoing from the inside out.
For what felt like the hundredth time, I abandoned my hope of ever changing.
And then something happened.
I went to college.
And in college I didn't just become confident - I became powerful.