This woman inspires me; she may or may not have just changed my life.
You should watch this:
I hate feeling vulnerable, it's one of the biggest struggles I have. I'm afraid to open myself up, because when I am vulnerable, I shrink back into my shame, embarrassed of who I am. You know the feeling: you said too much, you acted too honest and you shouldn't have done that. But, we need that experience; we need to embrace our vulnerability because it is the essence of human connection. Take a chance, take a risk, just to be yourself. "All you need is 20 seconds of courage" Even if you get hurt.
I can't even tell you how directly applicable this message is to my life right now...