I'm a little lost trying to take my life back. I have always been so awkward around people and now I'm trying so hard to come out of my shell. People think I'm rude when I'm really just afraid of letting someone know too much about me. Now I have a 3 1/2 year old boy and a 6 month old baby girl so I have to come out of my shell so they won't feel like I do around other people. My husband is a wonderful help but he works all day (from 7am to 11pm or later). I want them to see a confident mother and wife, not one who is scared to talk to others. Its almost bad enough that I feel scared to talk around people I've known since childhood. Like I'm walking on eggshells allllllll the time. I can't explain the stress it causes me because I force myself to take my children to play. I want to start a business and teach my children how to be independent without pushing everyone away. I don't know if RYL is made for people with my issues but hopefully a little advice or help can be found here. ^_^ Thanks.