Hi everyone. I'm Pixie, I'll be 28 next month *gulp*, and I've been doing this mental health thing since I was 14. I've had anxiety, particularly social anxiety, all my life, and I went through a hard time at school and eventually dropped out early, at just 14. I became agoraphobic and couldn't leave the house until I was nearly 17. Now, I go out, but never alone. I've always struggled with being alone in a public place, and I've had some successes with it, but also some failures that set me back. I go out with my mother or a friend.
I've been in a bad place the past year. I started to get worse in 2016, and everything just went bellyup in 2017. Now this year, I'm trying to push myself for some change. I'm working hard on a few things, and have finally taken the plunge on my dream of having my own blog. That is helping me to stay focused and determined. I decided to join this forum because I'm isolated and I want to push myself to be out there any way I can, even if it's just online! Well, it's a start.
Socially anxious, highly avoidant, sufferer of health anxiety, generally nervous nelly, depressed because of it, and a maladaptive daydreamer to escape!