Social Anxiety

I suffer from social anxiety disorder and it stops me from getting out in the world and making friends. As lonely as I am, it is so hard to interact with people.

Now that I have moved to a new community, I have no friends. I look at every person I meet as a potential friend. And the invitation came the other night. I was invited to hang out with two other new teachers. The plan was to eat pizza and watch a movie.

Despite the nature of the activities, I did not want to go. My stupid anxiety was getting in the way. I kept trying to think of some excuse to get me out of the gathering but I did not want to appear rude. Plus, I wanted friends.

Last night, I went to the gathering and had a great time. I was there for almost six hours. I am glad I faced my anxiety and hung out with friends.

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2 thoughts on “Social Anxiety

  1. That is awesome! I do not have social anxiety, but I do have emetophobia (phobia of vomiting) that stops me from attending social gatherings and normal activities. I know how good it feels when you not only overcome your anxiety but actually have a great time while doing it!

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