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On Shyness and Living Life

I hate having social anxiety.  It cripples me to no end.  The constant self-barraging; the fear of looking or saying something stupid.  The internalizing of every look, sigh or chortle – as if everything is directed towards me.   650 more words

Mental Health

Being talked over

This is a difficult thing because it’s kind of 50/50 for me. My social anxiety means that sometimes I simply can’t talk when it’s expected of me. 285 more words

Mental Illness

If I were you...

I just booked a trip to Paris because that band I like* is playing there. I’ve never been to Paris before. I went to France on a student exchange 13 years ago, but because it happened literally two days after 9/11 our trip to Paris was cancelled and we had to stay safely in the suburbs, so I’m quite pleased that I’ll finally get to see the city. 645 more words

Mental Illness

Confession: I Laugh At My Own Jokes. And its not the reason you think.

I’m one of those people.

One of those people who laughs at her own jokes. One of those who does a fake sounding laugh at the end of telling a funny story. 217 more words

Social Anxiety


There’s something I’ve been doing for over a decade, which is transferring my anxiety and my fears into different anxieties and fears, because the original problem can’t be dealt with for some reason or another. 339 more words

Mental Illness


Before I had even thought up a name for this blog I already had a list of things I wanted to write about, but now I don’t know where to start. 1,690 more words

Mental Illness