• I don't hate you. I'm not stuck up. I am not even particularly shy. I am absolutely terrified of you even though that is completely irrational. That is social anxiety.
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    A Face of Social Anxiety (I Don’t Hate You)

    Originally written on June 4th, 2012. Edited and updated April 2nd, 2020 I’m not rude or stuck up or even particularly all that shy, but I do deal with social anxiety. We were perhaps at that meeting the other day together — I’m the one who didn’t talk. You might have noticed the sheen of sweat that gathered on my forehead as time went on. I watched everyone carefully and if we met eyes, I smiled at you. And then probably turned my torso slightly away from you, a body signal designed to discourage small talk. I was scared of you — an irrational emotion – but there just the…

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    Little Bits and Pieces of Me

    The writing out process of sharing little bits and pieces of me stopped shortly before my divorce. My last post was in August of 2013, but I left it up for a number of years afterwards, hoping that the things I had written about my past and my mental health issues would be of some help to someone. Some time in 2018 or early 2019, I took the site completely down due to financial issues with hosting. I couldn’t write during the end of my marriage as I was always so open about myself online, but the divorce and what the children & I went through is where I found…