I am curretly at the stage in my life where Universities have made me offers, and I am traipsing around the country visiting them all, trying to decide where I want to spend the next 3-4 years of my life. On these visit days I am always apprehensive, and my anxiety kicks into over drive.
On a recent visit to York I had been on campus soil for just two minutes and I knew I had to get out of their. I could feel the ebs of a panic attack coming on and only a vigurous walk would calm my shakey legs. I made it to the near by village, where I made my Mum hide in the local pub with me, playing dominos until I calmed down. On getting back to the campus, the talks began and parents had to leave their children and again I was greeted by sweaty palms, an over eratic heartbeat and body shaking. Eventually I had to leave before the end of the programmes, I had lasted three hours by myself, but I could feel the water works coming on, and knew it was time to curl up somewhere dark and away from other people.
But how can I battle this shyness? Or sheer panic to be more precise. I want to go away for three years, and live by myself and experience all the new and wonderful experiences that are part of growing up and moving away. But I can't even get past the visit day. I am curently looking for a way of battling my anxiety, and a way to cope with new people and my crippling shyness. Cause I know I can't go three years with no friends. And I also can't keep running away when I feel overwhelmed, but I just don't know how.
Are you desperately shy or suffer from anxiety? And if so I would be extremely grateful of any tips you have on how to overcome it?