Category Archives: Social Anxiety

My First Date

“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.” – Charlie Chaplin Just in case you ever thought YOU were awkward… It was a cold but sunny day in early December 2016. One of the men … Continue reading

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Guided Tour

Following on from my last post, for the second of the dreaded oral presentations, everyone in my class had to give a 20-minute guided tour of part of a museum to a group of 5-7 other classmates and a tutor. … Continue reading

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My Neck, My Back, My Social Anxiety Attack

I mentioned in my last post that the first term of my master’s had pushed me to the edge with my anxiety. Two solo public speaking assignments were to blame. For the first of these, we each had to give … Continue reading

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Unstoppable?

In case you wanted to know what having high-functioning anxiety is like in song form. I’ve felt like this throughout much of my master’s. I hide it pretty well sometimes.  Hi everyone. I’m sorry that I haven’t posted on here … Continue reading

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Freshers’ Week

Last week was Freshers’/ induction week at my university. I had two induction days, which went fairly well. My anxiety was through the roof walking into uni on that first induction day, but I coped really well and managed to … Continue reading

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Volunteering – Part 2 (Update)

I did WHAT?!? Around the start of the year, I was still utterly clueless as to what I wanted to do with my life. At the time, I thought conservation might be my best bet (though I have since realised … Continue reading

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Volunteering – Part 1 (Update)

Damn those red grouse! I mentioned in an earlier post that I’d been doing various voluntary jobs since the start of the year. One of these involved being an assistant data manager for a well-known conservation charity for a few … Continue reading

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