SHARING MOMENT GUYS:
So, last month I asked people at my book club (yes, I am this brand of loser) if they would like to read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. And they said yes.
Later at book discussion a lot of people said that they were very moved by the book, and they could relate so much to Cath because they have been at her place at least once in her life. And this kind of comments are coming from all sorts of people, a lot of them I would never guess had any kind of social anxiety, I mean, they’ve always seem to be so together! How could all of this people feel like Cath, feel like me, and I never noticed before?
(It’s a on-line book club, so I haven’t met a lot of this people in person, but I know them for years).
But the thing of social anxiety is that makes you feel really, REALLY lonely. Like everyone else got the guide book of How To Live Life and you forgot the memo to get your copy, so you are just this freak walking around not knowing how to proper engage in… Well, anything, really.
So it was nice reading this in a group. And giving a chance to all Caths out there to share a little bit of their anxieties and worries. Like, HEY, not diminishing your struggles, but you are not alone in this and you are not a freak and things are going to be ok.
Oh, Irena, this is lovely. In every way.
I love the Internet for filling my life with people like Irena who I would never meet in person. Because we live on different continents. And also because we both hide behind our laptops.
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