I would be more socially active in the various scenes that I wish to participate in.
See, I am capable of doing my job - sales/retail. And well. You'd think someone with social anxiety to be incapable of such a thing. In an adult store yet. Though for me it's the subject matter that helped me stick with the job and become good at it.
Outside of work, I am very very very much a hermit. I've managed to join with a Wiccan teaching circle which means a weekly class with my teacher and two other students. Events on the Sabbats can be difficult to attend, even if my teacher and/or one of my fellow students are in attendance - I've had to take anti-anxiety meds before attending some, and I've ended up avoiding others entirely. Even at the last minute.
I want to attend more pagan social activities that are held locally. And things run by the local polyamorous social group. And events, both social and otherwise, run by various local kink groups. And I want to attend events that're run by and for local queers, and local trans people.
I used to attend a weekly thing where people go a spin things like hoola hoops, poi, staff, contact juggling, etc. I haven't been able to attend in over two years thanks to social anxiety.
If I had no social fears, I would do all of those things. Or some of them. I would make friends a lot more easily. I would hide in less corners when I do make it out. I would take off my headphones more often.
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Ze/zan/zis/zanself. Yep. It fits with the special snowflake theme, hush. Used like he/him/his/himself, respectively. Which, by the way, you can use instead if that's easier. Gendered titles and terminology are either neutral, or "masculine."
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