Hi, everyone :-)
This is the first time I've ever used a website like this. I'm 22 years old, and all through my life I've always had some sort of anxiety, but especially these past 6 months it's gotten way worse. I just got my associate degree in college, and as of now, I'm not going to school anymore. I went to the doctor recently, and I found out that I have Social Anxiety Disorder. I know that I've always been extremely shy around people, and it really has been affecting me, and what I do all throughout my life. Since I left school, I hardly ever leave the house anymore, I don't have a job, and I have never dated anyone. I always feel that I'm "not ready". At least when I was in school, I felt that getting a job or dating someone was something that I could hold off. But now, it seems like it's all right in front of me. People are asking me about it, like where I'm working now, or if I'm seeing anyone, and I have nothing to say, because nothing is going on. Lately, I've been realizing that I need to make a change. I hope that on this website, I can find people who relate, and that I'll be able to at least "try" to overcome this.