I can tell you, from the perspective of someone who, in my youth, also fretted painfully about what others might be thinking about me — they aren’t. If they do have a glancing thought about me, some form of judgement, it’s actually about them. And they are likely to be just as scared and worried as you are, if they’re young adults too. I promise you this is true, and I promise you it gets better. Stick around, kid. And namaste :-)

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Writer & educator. The Startup, Writing Cooperative, P.S. I Love You, The Ascent, more. Award-winning short fiction. Visit me at www.JanMFlynn.net.

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