My Life With Social AnxietyI must say my life with social anxiety has been rather difficult. SAD has stopped me from finishing high-school, finding employment and having a social life that i feel good about. I mean I do have friends but only a few and it is difficult to make new ones. What makes it difficult is that I am anxious about texting and going on FB chat. I avoid doing these things quite a bit but I've been making an effort lately to at least attempt them.
I have a few jobs in my life and I excel at them typically (except Youth Care work, too much responsibility). My favourite job was McDonalds. I worked there for two years and really felt good about myself when I was there. I learned to cope a lot better and made a few friends along the way. It was an awesome job for my self esteem and I can only wish that one day in the near future, I will find something like that again.
About 6 months ago I had a breakdown and the psychiatrist I was seeing got my on disability assistance. Now I am finding it really difficult to get a job because it is just easier on me if just stay at home and let my anxieties consume. It was probably the worst thing for me to get on it because I feel i have regressed and all I keep telling myself is that I am a welfare bum.
I truly want be successful in all areas of life and I am determined to pull myself out of this funk! I'm going to do everything and anything in my power to overcome. I CANNOT live like this my whole life! I DESERVE to prosper!