Essay on Growing Up With Social Anxiety

895 Words Sep 10th, 2015 4 Pages
Growing up with social anxiety has always been something that has defined me. It was something I never thought I would be able to get through. I was wrong. With the help of my best friend and my boyfriend I’ve been able to do things I never imagined I could do. I couldn 't have made this transition without them coaching me every step of the way.
One of the biggest problems with having social anxiety is that you always feel as is you 're being judged or criticized. I hated going out and leaving the house, I always worried about how I looked in the eyes of other people or if they were judging me because of what I had on. Some days I would even skip school because I feared that people would harshly judge me for what I looked like that day. I always had to show up early to make sure I knew where I was going and was terrified of being late to something because I didn 't want everyone staring at me as I walked in. If I was late by more than five minutes I would sit in the bathroom until the bell for the next class would ring. My social anxiety was controlling my life and I was letting it.
The first person to make a difference in my social anxiety problem was my best friend. The only time I would leave the house besides for school was when I hung out with Sho. He had invited me out to the mall and while we were there he decided that we should get Chinese food from Panda Express. My social anxiety made it almost impossible for me to order my food on my own. My parents never seemed…

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