I'm a 14-year old girl in 8th grade. And I am seriously seeking some advice, because I can't seem to find it from anyone else.
I moved to Virginia about 2 years ago, from the state I loved and hoped to live in forever, Georgia. In the past when I moved, I usually got used to my peers very quickly. But this was different, these kids were different. They didn't welcome new kids at school. So I was shy all year.
Now I am in 8th grade and I finally have a bunch of friends I love to death. But I feel like it's not enough. I wish I could finally conquer my shyness. The thing is, when someone who I think is popular at my school talks to me, I get all nervous. My voice turns high and I don't know what to say.
Is this like, not a adaptation to my new environment??
Thanks so much,
Lost In My Daze
Dear Lost In My Daze,
What you are experiencing is beginning fright from the new "kids" you are meeting. Nothing to worry about. Just be yourself.
Speak in your natural voice and very soon you will find that your voice has adjusted. It's when you try to change your voice tone that the sound becomes garbled. Changing from a southern state to a northern state and hearing other accents always affects the voice. The accents are different and sound funny.
Don't worry - just be yourself and in no time your voice will adjust.
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