Thank you…and about that social anxiety.
I’m so surprised and so grateful to all of you that have reached out to me over the last week. Thank you. I hope I didn’t scare anyone. I’ve been living with…fighting…coping with…accepting…depression and anxiety for so long that I assume everyone knows that’s part of my story.
In case you don’t know I first went to therapy about 20 years ago. Since then I became gradually more aware of my diagnoses, the causes and contributors to them, and what works for me. Along the way I became a therapist myself.
Almost everything thing that I work with in my therapy practice I’ve worked on in myself. It’s a totally unexpected joy in my life that I’m able to help others the way people help and helped me.
Over the last seven days my social anxiety episode has gradually lessened. It’s been happening long enough that I know my social anxiety is an emotional reflex to other stress. It’s not about “She hates me,” like anxiety says but it is about somethings. I’m working on those somethings. I’m on it. I got this.
For all of you who love and care about me, thank you. You have no idea how much you’ve helped me not just in the last week but over the last 20 years.
Y’all are awesome.