More About Me

Hello, my name is Nat! I have been blogging for about a year now. My initial desire to start writing was to be able to contact with other people worldwide about very specific and sometimes painful issues I have: social anxiety and general anxiety. These two things have affected me my whole life and have distorted my own identity for so long. I write a lot about the real-life situations that make me anxious and the ups and downs of living with so much anxiety about everything. The opinions and perspectives I share may not always be right, but I hope to grow and learn with those who read my posts and leave comments.

 

Slowly, I am gaining more confidence as a blogger, I think. I’ve tested the waters by writing about other subjects besides my anxiety. I wish to continue improving and finding myself as the shadow of my anxiety becomes slightly smaller and my personality flourishes enough to shine.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and feel free to reach out to me with any comments or thoughts. You can find information on this page about how to contact me privately.

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15 thoughts on “More About Me

  1. Hey Nat! I love the idea of your blog πŸ˜ƒIn general I find talking things over or writing about them a good way to figure out what’s going on a it’s a chance to reflect as well. It’s also great that you want to be able to create a space where people can talk to each other. As someone who also struggles with social anxiety, I would love to be able to talk to other people and help them, or at least try to that is.

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    1. Hi Emily! It’s nice to meet you. Thank you for visiting my blog. Definitely, writing about my struggles is a kind of therapy. It helps that my posts are public on here so I can get other people’s insights on my situation. Getting different perspectives about my anxiety issues can help me see things in a better light.

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      1. I can definitely agree with that, and that’s one of the reasons why I want to talk bout my experiences with mental health on my blog. I know that I can be pretty one track minded so having the input of a bunch of other people could help. I mean I talk to my best friend about it all the time and she always helps me and gives me her honest opinion. But I feel like I annoy her from time to time because it’s always the same thing, different circumstances. That aside, I want to try to make a community in which we can feel safe to talk about anxiety and depression but also our mental health in general.

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  2. Hi Nat. I saw you liked my review of Fangirl, and I decided to check out your blog. I love the idea of you sharing your experience with social anxiety, as it is pretty damn hard to do. So much of what you have said has resonated with me, because I go through the same things. I have mechanisms for coping, but sometimes it gets too much. So it’s nice to know there are people like me out there. You’ve got a new follower πŸ™‚

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    1. Hey there! Thank you for visiting my blog. I definitely try to check out other blogs under the social anxiety tag because it’s quite insightful to read how others experience social anxiety, and I find it is a great way to reach out to people through comments.

      I really enjoyed your book review, and I just might check out that book sometime. I like reading for sure, though I’m not very good at managing my time because I often focus on many hobbies at once. I sill haven’t finished rereading my copy of the first book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, lol.

      It means a lot to me that you say what I’ve written resonates with you. For a long time I suffered and thought I was the only one in the world with social anxiety. It’s good to know I am not alone.

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  3. Hi Nat! Although i am not diagnosed with social anxiety, I have been painfully shy ever since I was a kid and know exactly how you feel. I am glad to have found your blog as growing up I’ve never known anyone else as shy/socially anxious as me who I could relate to. It often felt like no one understood me. So thank you for sharing your story and creating this space πŸ™‚

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    1. Hello! πŸ™‚ I’m happy to hear from you. When I first wrote my “About Me” page, I never actually thought anyone would stop by and notice what I was writing about. But I’m glad I was able to reach you and help you to not feel so alone in your shyness.

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  4. Hey Nat, thanks for stopping by Collectionofawesome.com and writing some actual comments. It makes my day when someone actually take the effort to write something. I often have moments of profound social awkwardness that I’m aware puts people off. So you aren’t alone. I think writing/blogging about it will help, even if it’s just to get things off your chest.
    – Ben.

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    1. Yes, I agree the blogging experience can be enriching with discussions going on in the comments section.

      I’m thankful to be able to connect with people like you who get what I am going through. In the real world, I wouldn’t know how to begin a conversation about this stuff.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. Every visitor and comment I receive means a lot to me knowing my words have reached people who need it. Writing about social anxiety is scary, for sure. I feel I can be at my most honest about my struggles on my blog but not as much in real life since I feel clumsy communicating the same ideas verbally instead of in writing.

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  5. Thank you so much for being open and blogging about your social anxiety πŸ™‚ I have GAD, panic disorder, and emetophobia…not exactly the same struggles as you have but we’re all fighting a similar battle! I love coming across other bloggers who speak so openly about mental health.

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    1. Thanks for dropping me a comment. Great to hear from a fellow blogger and someone who can relate to having struggles that are more than just a bad day or being withdrawn. Speaking openly about mental health can be hard, especially since I’d say about 80% of my experiences with it is not all sunshine and rainbows.

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