#publicspeaking

#publicspeaking

So here's the thing: when you suffer from social anxiety your whole life, it starts to make decisions for you and define who you are without your say. Some ways are super obvious, like when you want to have fun with your friends but the idea of a bar setting makes you cringe. Some are a little less obvious... 

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I Stopped Faking It, and Made It

I Stopped Faking It, and Made It

I grew up hearing Fake It Til You Make It! *insert exaggerated arm swing gesture here*. I bet you probably did too. This is a story about how I QUIT doing this, and finally learned who the hell I was under all the Faking It and then for once, I Made It. This is great advice for the small stuff, but here's what you DON'T do: don't fake your entire personality with the hopes that someday you'll just "make it". Spoiler alert: it doesn't work...

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