Shy, and can't Speak.
Hello all. i'm a new here. Nice to meet you all. I'm a 25 year old male, Mexican American . always been shy. since i haven't had enough practice speaking i'm really bad at it. I don't have enough vocabulary, expressions etc., and even when i study i can't remember anything of what i study. Many times when i'm in the street and someone asks me something, i can respond. but i can't pronounce well. or they don't hear me, so they go HUH?? and i feel like crap. i can't speak fast, because i can't think fast. i'm really slow, and i feel like i'm the dumbest person in the world. i also blush etc.. then many times the americans ask me a question, i respond, but they don't understand me or i don't pronounce well and they start immediately speaking in spanish like assuming that if i'm not good at english i would be good at spanish, which is not the case. he he he.
Well, but i think the main reason why i'm shy is because i'm not good at speaking and at my age, most of the americans or mexicans i see. they have no problem with speaking, they are so fluent, they can say anything with ease. etc. it seems it's just me. I also can't speak spanish well because of the same reason. i feel like a failure and parents keep saying "Why you so shy? TALKKKK!!!".
how does an adult who missed out on a social life in his child hood , make up? how can i learn to speak in general weather it is english or spanish. One bad thing with my head is I forget what i say and i get confused. then i blank.
Well i dn't have friends and i don't even talk with my parents much. is there any hope for me? how can i learn to speak.