Written by Ellie on Mon Jul 01 2024

You know, being antisocial is a funny thing. It's like this invisible barrier that separates me from the rest of the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm on one side, watching everyone else interact and have fun while I stay hidden away in my own little bubble.

I've always been more comfortable with just a few close friends rather than large groups of people. Parties are especially hard for me because there are so many strangers around, all talking and laughing together. It makes me anxious just thinking about it.

But when I'm with my friends, it's a completely different story. We laugh together, joke around, and share stories without any hesitation. They make me feel at ease and accepted for who I am.

I remember one time when they dragged me to a party despite my protests. At first, I stuck by their side like usual, feeling out of place among all those unfamiliar faces. But as the night went on and we started playing games and chatting with others, something changed inside me.

I found myself opening up more than usual, making small talk here and there with people I had never met before. It was still nerve-wracking for sure but having my friends by my side gave me the courage to step out of my comfort zone.

Even though social situations can be overwhelming for someone like me who struggles with crowds and public speaking anxiety – it’s moments like these that show how much growth can happen outside our safe spaces. It may take some time to warm up to new people or adapt to unfamiliar environments but knowing that you have supportive friends by your side makes all the difference in the world.

So maybe being antisocial isn't such a bad thing after all – as long as you have those special few who understand you better than anyone else ever could. And hey if nothing works out then its always nice going back home where only familiar things await!

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