September 13, 2023


Dear Diary,

I had a bit of a jolt today. I have social anxiety and normally I can tame it at work. 

One of the things I like to do when I'm feeling anxious is make origami. It forces me to concentrate and control my breathing and I get to make something pretty.

When it's particularly bad however, my hands shake horribly and I'm unable to stop it, meaning I ruin the piece or can't start.

So this kind of feeling normally happens in particularly intense social situations.

I met somebody at work today and I was so taken aback that I felt like I'd just been to a nightclub.

It's so difficult to contain my excitement over meeting someone who shares so many interests. I was stumbling over my words and I hope I didn't give the wrong impression. I'm still feeling like I just ran a mile.