I have always been the guy that would wear a hoodie year round to hide my body. I have always been the guy that would swim with a shirt on or just not get in the water at all. I would sit on the side lines and watch everyone else in the water having a blast. I would act like I was okay but deep down, I wanted to get in so bad; I just couldn’t bring myself to take my shirt off.
The simple thought of taking my shirt off was terrifying. I just imagine everyone staring at me while laughing and judging. I just couldn’t do it.[…]