My Trip To Vietnam

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Being social was something I used to struggle with. I felt awkward and thought I would never be comfortable around people. However, a trip to Vietnam with my father when I was 12 struck a change in me. Everywhere we went, people of all ages would stop me, just to talk. At first I was shy, but everyone was so friendly I found it easier and easier to spend some time and simply talk to people. One boy I met even called me his brother, which really impacted how I was starting to feel around people. By the end of the trip, I was eager to meet new people and just talk to them about anything. I learned a lot about myself and the trip made me realize I really enjoyed socializing and could overcome my awkwardness if I kept putting myself out there.…show more content…
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