“I am not my inhibitions”

My image is pretty simple. I’m a cautious person. I often have to consciously PREVENT myself from thinking about the consequences, because I don’t want to live my life afraid. Sometimes, this makes me feel a little isolated. As a teenager, I should be irresponsible, right? If now is not the time to be reckless, when is?
But I’ve realized, just because it takes me a while to open up, just because I often have to dip my toes in life’s water before jumping in doesn’t mean that I’m afraid to live. I trust my instincts. Sometimes I take risks and sometimes I take a rain check. And I’m ok with it.