I need to grow a spine

People make jokes at my expense.  I laugh along with them.

I’m laughing on the outside.  I’m hurting on the inside.

I try not to take myself too seriously.  Maybe I don’t take myself seriously enough.

I’ve never been good at standing up for myself.

I don’t like to be laughed at.

Made fun of.

Bullied.

I need to grow a spine.

I need to assert myself.  To not worry about who it will offend.

My feelings are important too.

If you don’t think so, you can get lost.