A few weeks ago I threw myself out of my comfort/anxiety/hermit zone and joined a NaNoWriMo workshop in my area.
By doing this I was confronting 3 of my anxieties:
- Driving downtown/at night
- Meeting/actively communicating with a new bunch of people
- Being vulnerable about my creativity
Tonight was the first night. For half a second my anxiety was all like “oh you don’t have to go to this one, you could “forget”.
I got in my car anyway.
I had a hell of a time finding the place, and then finding parking – all in trafficky stuff – and again, I wanted to just go home.
I went anyway.
I AM SO GLAD I WENT.
It was so great to connect with other writers, about an organization and event that I love.
I feel like this is really going to be so good for me, on several levels.
It was also a reminder of the level of anxiety I have, and the internal battles I have to argue with myself on a regular basis.
Hope all is well with everyone!