I didn't have social anxiety?
Well here's how I'd like to think it would've gone:
*I'd have fit in at school. I would've always had someone to sit with and I would've been invited to some parties. Which I would've enjoyed.
*I'd have done some silly things at said parties which I'd now look back on and cringe at.
*I'd have gone to prom.
*Me and my group of friends (and possibly boyfriend) would've gone on a road trip and/or camping trip when we got our licences.
*Every weekend there'd be a plan for a party or sporting event or dinner that I could join if I wanted, which I would feel comfortable and welcome at.
*I'd go, solo or otherwise, on a euro gap year and have loads of fun and always remember it fondly.
*I'd have gone to uni and had a blast learning, hanging with friends and going out with some various boys.
*I'd work overseas for a few years, making new friends and meeting cute foreign guys.
*I'd be able to join a sporting team, go to the gym and travel solo without having huge anxiety.
*I'd have been a bridesmaid by now
*I'd maybe be engaged or married now
*I'd have a solid plan for the next few years involving travel and lots of fun adventures
*I'd be on the same page as my partner with starting a family mid-thirties.
*Most importantly I wouldn't feel I'd wasted my best years with no way of regaining them and no future either. Oh and not suffering crippling anxiety would be nice too.
So a note to all reading this who can do these things, but may be putting them off.......don't hesitate and don't put it off! It might seem very everyday but I'd give my eye teeth for these experiences. And I hate dentists. Trust me being able to go to the store anxiety free is a gift, enjoy the heck out of it :)