I’ve been getting viddy with it.
I’m having complete blogger’s block today, so I thought I would share 3 videos from the past week that I shared on Instagram. (Apologies if you follow me on both platforms and have seen these already.)
I want to share these on here because I feel like they capture many sides of the social anxiety experience:
- The first one was filmed on a “really bad” anxiety day (that one was hard to film!).
- The second one talks about shopping anxiety and compares my kids to drunk dinosaurs, and then features me coming back on to assure everyone that my kids are not, in fact, drunk. (Jesse tells me this was clearly a social anxiety safety behaviour, because anyone who thought I was actually giving my kids alcohol would be crazy.)
- And the third one goes into perfectionism, which is something I haven’t written much about it on here, but plan to.
I hope you get something out of the videos! I’ll get my writer inspiration back for the next post. 🙂
Filming on a “bad” anxiety day
Mall anxiety, driving anxiety, and drunk dinos
Perfectionism… and Batman
And just in case it’s on your mind as well — I do find it strange and surprising that I can talk so candidly on video. Imperfectly. With imperfect lighting and glitchy editing and all sorts of amateur-hour stuff.
But I’m doing it, finally. I’m committed to this messy process of learning and growth.
And I also feel like I’m committed to something bigger than me — I want to document real social anxiety and everything that comes with it, from many angles and content formats.
I want to help people feel less alone. I want to shed light on a very quiet condition — because how many people with social anxiety feel ready to share? I’m finally there, and I feel like it’s my duty and my privilege to share the journey.
I’m all in on this.
Apparently I’m feeling all lofty and impassioned today, after all. 🙂