Dear Hope: Self-Conscious About My Arms

Dear Hope,
I have all the bumps on my arm and it totally sucks. I know what it is arms and there is no way to get rid of it, but it bothers me. I feel so self conscious and I hate to wear short sleeves. I want to be brave, but I don’t feel brave.
– Living Longsleeved

Dear Living Longsleeved,
You are brave, writing this letter was brave. It shows that you want to live life, but you’re just scared. You cannot control how other people might react, but don’t let that stop you. Don’t let your fear of what someone might say stop you from wearing the shirts you love. Everyone has fears or things that make them feel self-conscious. But by continuing to face fears we can conquer them.

Just a side note: You said that there is no way to get rid of it. I am familiar with several types of bumps on the arms that you cannot get rid of, but there are some you can. I would recommend going to the doctor to get it checked if you have not done so already.

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