So, I was home-schooled my whole life and as such, I'm extremely socially awkward with other people my age. It's like I don't understand how to connect with them or interact because I'm so used to being around adults. It makes me very sad because I feel like I don't know how to have fun. To top it all off, I find myself comparing my clothes, make-up, and hair to the other girls my age and I feel so left behind. I feel insecure and homely around them. I get depressed when I get ready to go hang out with them because I know I'm going to start feeling frumpy. I really want to get out more and socialize with people my age for once but I'm scared. Is there anything you think I could do to help myself get over this and start feeling comfortable/pretty again? Thank you!
Talking to other teens isn't as difficult as you may think. Sometimes it's just the people your'e around. If your'e uncomfortable with what your'e wearing then go on youtube and watch "outfit of the day" videos. You could get some new outfit ideas for more of the teen look your'e aiming for. I also suggest makeup tutorials and find your perfect everyday look. Comparing yourself to other people will only make you feel insecure. So try your best not to. Start off small for the socializing part. Try talking to one person at a time. Once you befriend that person, they could introduce you to more people. I'm sure you'll meet some awesome people!