Be wise and don’t waste your time

Over the past few months I have realized that I am constantly surrounded by people who don’t really inspire me and have completely different interests than me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that we have diffeent interests, it is that I am not doing anything to make them grow as a person and vice versa. This made me evaluate the time I spend hanging out with them and how I am spending my teenage years not having as much fun as I could because I only allow myself to be me when I am arround people I have known for a long period of time. I have always had a hard time making friends and opening up to people but is it worth it? To waste all the knowledge I could be obtaining from everyone if I was the first one to start talking? I think about the past stories and future dreams of everyone and how I am willing to listen to all of them but I am kind of unable to be myself when I am in front of a new face.
Half of 2017 is already gone but my goal for this 6 months is to try to overcome that anxiety that takes over my body every time I meet someone new. Because who knows, that new person could end up being a life long friend.
Susana N.