Scared of being my best self

Dear Brooke,

I am hoping you can help shed some light on some thoughts/beliefs I have. I have realized that I have spent a large part of my life (maybe all of my life) hiding. It’s like I’m scared of being seen. I feel that in a lot of ways I am holding myself back and keeping myself small to avoid being thought of as too much. It’s like I am scared of what other people will think of me if I shine my brightest. I know that it seems silly but I can’t help but feel I am holding myself back from being the fabulous person I know I can be. Perhaps I am even scared of what I’ll think of me if I truly did become my best self. I would appreciate some guidance and advice on how to move past this in a productive way. Thanks!