So anyway, I woke up in the morning and contemplated cancelling. I could say I was sick or could just say I didn’t want to venture out all the way into the city in this rain. But then, I forced myself to take a shower and forced myself to get out. I was a bit anxious as well mind you, given my nervousness around new people. And these would be people I had never met before. So I dragged myself down to the city and met up with these people. 6 others turned up. And it was a fun three hours which included a yummy iced chocolate. They were really nice people — all down-to-earth and friendly. I think they were all older than me and unlike my group of friends here, none of them were psychologists and but for one, all of them were renting. (My friends here all live with their parents except for a couple of them)
So it was a nice day and I was glad I forced myself to do this. I got to meet some very nice people who I do hope to meet again…and who knows…I could actually expand my social circle! One of the main indicators of depression is when a person starts to withdraw from social situations. And it’s easy for me to do that given my social anxiety as well! So yeah, I’m glad I pushed myself to do that. And in the evening, spoke to a friend over the phone for about a couple of hours which was also good for my mood. My mood is still not a 100% up there but I figure I’ll be okay as time goes on.
Anyway, hope you are all doing well out there. And thanks everyone for the lovely words and the hugs in the previous post…
Until next time,