Over the years I've learned three things:
1. Never trust anyone unless they give you a reason to.
2. I need to lower my expectations of everyone around me, even my best friends.
3. First impressions are completely worthless 50% of the time.
The name is Dakota. I'm 20, and I attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. I'm the kind of girl who is quiet in large groups, or around people I don't know. You don't know the real me unless we're close. I'm ridiculously insecure. I smile and laugh a lot, especially at the most inappropriate times. I trip over air, up the stairs, and on people's feet. I'm the hardest person to offend, but it's all too easy to make me feel horrible. I don't tell people my problems; they dont need to feel sorry, or worry about me. I'm the type to listen to other people's problems. I believe people shouldn't be judged before one takes the time to get to know them; yet I am guilty of doing the same thing. I love to think rather than talk. I am shy, awkward, and clumsy. But this is me.. Take it or leave it.