The "permission to hermit" of this pandemic appeals to my social anxiety and introversion.
SPEAK MOSTLY TO JULIE AND SEAN SLOW. BREATHE. CHILL. EVERYONE GETS NERVOUS. DO THIS FOR JULIE. MIC FOLLOWS MOUTH.
The world in its current state has been making me very grateful for the things in my life, from the simple-fun to the priceless-meaningful. Here are a few of them. 🙂
As I try to finish the featured image for this post, my daughter is forlornly begging me to play cheetah and horse and baby tiger with her. #momguilt.
It's time for me to shift from the "WTF IS EVEN HAPPENING" stage to the "Okay, let's do our best" stage.
I feel like so much has been written about the situation already that I don't necessarily want to add to the storm cloud, but at the same time, I feel like I can't not mention something that is having such a significant impact globally and in our micro-level day to day lives. So what I will write from the perspective of someone with anxiety who is also a nerd about learning about anxiety.
It wasn't until I was in my late 20s that I even learned there was condition known as social anxiety disorder. As for "depression," it was a term I was vaguely aware of, but I assumed it was the kind of thing that happened to other people, and that I was far too resilient for such things.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful questions, and for giving me a chance to talk about my blog in a new way! 🙂
(NOTE: This is a continuation from my post yesterday about social anxiety. Read my commentary here: wworldcommentary.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/in-my-own-words-social-anxiety/)
This is an interview with Sadie Hall, which is her FIRST INTERVIEW EVER (yes, I’m serious about this). She’s a 34-year-old married mom of two living in Canada. Freelancing as a translator and editor, she blogs (wish her anxious little heart out) over at Blushy Ginger (https://blushyginger.com/) And she identifies herself as having social anxiety. Here below is my interview with her:
W.: In your profile, you consider yourself as “crippling shy” and your dream is to become “functionally shy.” Why do you want to be this way?
Sadie Hall: I recognized that shyness itself was probably never going away (nor does it need to go away, I would later realize), but that I needed to find a way to be my shy self without being held back by it…
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Here's how this week went in Red-Cheeked Redheadtown! (That sounds like the setting of a very questionable, very niche erotic film. Probably Western.)
All my life, I thought that if I could just “get over my issues,” I would be happy.