* Day 8 – Struggles

Day 8: Share something you struggle with.

I’m a pretty socially awkward individual. I’m fine when I’m around people that I know pretty well, but if the room is half full of people I don’t know, I go back into my shell. It really bothers me. I understand this is just part of who I am, but there are times I wish I could be more outgoing and talk to random people.

I remember this one time where I was out with a bunch of my sisters friends and in a place I’ve never been before. I was so freaking uncomfortable. It wasn’t that they were unfriendly or anything, but it was those ‘everyone know everyone else’ kind of deals. So I was literally the only one who didn’t know anyone. My sister was off talking to friends she hadn’t seen in forever. So, to cope with my anxiety, I left and sat in the car the rest of the time. I cried. This was about 5 years ago? And there’s been other times were I had to just leave and be by myself.

I’ve heard this is a pretty common thing among writers. All pretty introverted, socially awkward nerds. So, I guess this makes me feel a little better? Anyways, I’m sure I’m not alone on this, but it still sucks. Let me know if you have these ‘struggles’ too. Let’s be awkward together! 😀 ##


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Laura Mae was raised in the Midwest and now resides in Arizona surrounded by mountains and sunshine. As a fantasy fiction writer, she has an active imagination, constantly thinking of what-if scenarios and watches people for potential characters. Writing has always been a passion of hers since she was a child, drawing most of her inspiration from dreams. When she’s not writing, she takes care of her furbabies, loves to hike and be outdoors and plays video games for even more inspiration.

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