My least favorite phrase when meeting someone new or joining a group is, “So tell me about yourself…”

Let me start by saying that I am not one who enjoys opening up to others. Most of my close friends would probably disagree with that statement, as I have been known to be the “outgoing” one of our group, however, the truth is, I suffer from severe social anxiety – always have. By the grace of God, I have just found ways to push through the constant criticism in my brain, the little voice that tells me that I am not good enough to “sit with those people”, the same voice that has me wondering if I said anything to offend someone, long after we have parted ways. I have recently learned I am not alone in my struggles. Shockingly, some of the most talented people, who can perform, give speeches in front of thousands of people, etcetera, suffer from the debilitating effects of social anxiety.

I created this blog as a way to help me with the pressures I have been placing on myself to deal with my own social awkwardness. I think by facing my fears of being judged or ridiculed will help me work through these issues. I am hoping that in the process of working through my fears, of “putting myself out there”, I will inspire others who walk the same journey every day. I intend to use this blog as a personal blog. I plan to share my thoughts, writings (some of my closest friends do not even know that I write), and daily life of being a wife and mom. I hope you join me in my journey!

Truly,
jennsig2

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