I have been lying for a long time. I need to tell someone who I really am. I am 16 and a junior in high school. I actually skipped a grade so I’m even younger than the average junior.
One of my biggest insecurities has been how young I am. I began to compensate for this by lying about my age and using drugs. The lie- I am 17 and was born in 2000 (a year older) I have had sex with much older men and as the age of consent where I live is 17.
I have made men, and women, commit crimes without thought of consequence. I know in my heart the real me would be accepted by other people my age; I am just so deep in my lie that I feel I can never tell anyone because no one likes a liar.
I don’t know what to do anymore because I’ve begun to forget who I really am and what an aspire to be. I in fact am very smart and can go far in life but I’ve damaged my potential for acceptance in the world.