By Sheah Payton
Hi! My name is Sheah Payton I’m 10 years old. For most of my life I was shy. I didn’t know how to start a conversation or to jump into one like I was already apart of it. I was also kind awkward when people talked to me. I would just nod, shake my head, or talk in a silent voice. Fortunately, I figured out that everyone who was outgoing never got made fun of for what they said or joked about. So, I started getting really interested in knock knock jokes or just jokes I thought were funny. Later I was trying them out on kids at school and my family to make them laugh.
Then every day when I came home I would pull out a blank piece of paper and write down what I thought was funny. As I kept using this strategy I knew what to say when people would talk to me and I wouldn’t sit in a corner not saying a word. I felt more confidents in myself but I still wanted more. So I asked my parents if I could do an after school activities such as soccer, girl scouts, gymnastics, and hip hop. And those things really helped me boost my confidents more than ever on meeting new people and saying what I’m good at and not so good at. Also , this helped me to find my personality so I could share it with everyone I’ve met and am going to meet. This is to show that everyone who went through the same problem I went through so you can see where you really shine!
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