Hi, I’m Dan.
How did I get here?
Well, I've always been shy around other people. My parents tell me I was the quiet kid and I liked to be by myself. In my teens, I started to feel…uneasy around people I didn’t know very well. I was sure they would notice me… and judge me.
Now I'm in Grade 12, and I hardly join in class discussions and I hate having to do class presentations. I try to avoid anything that could potentially draw attention to me. I even eat my lunch alone.
I don't know, I feel uncomfortable in social situations and I'm always worried I’ll say something stupid. When I do talk to others, I feel, like, shaky and nauseous even though I know there’s no reason to be nervous.
I just, I wish I could be more outgoing and not worry so much about what people think of me.