Essay about My Thoughts On Social Anxiety

1544 Words Feb 27th, 2016 null Page
The smell of dead fish and fried dumplings engulfed my nostrils as I ventured off into a foreign territory. I was then immediately bombarded with musty, humid air and noticeably large advertisements hanging above my head, all written in Chinese. Then, as I was walking with my head towards the sky, taking in my surroundings, I was abruptly stopped by a man, whom was slender and of Asian descent. He shoved a catalogue, that had listings of different counterfeit purses, into my hands and motioned me over to a mysterious van. Before a potential heist scenario could occur I was luckily called over to rejoin the group that I had intentionally traveled here with.
I was here in New York City with roughly 100 other students on a mission trip with a church I had never even attended. To explain, I have never considered myself religious in any sense of the word, but I decided to pursue this opportunity because after 16 years of living in solitude, I became unsettled. I was determined to push myself past my social anxiety while also learning about myself in the process. Anyhow, we were specifically there to renovate a school that was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy, a horrific hurricane that wrecked havoc on the entire state of New York and parts of New Jersey.
Upon entering the school, we were met with a staircase to our right and a what was left of gymnasium further down. We were then guided up the stairs and ventured through a narrow hallway to be shown various, vacant…

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