I’m a young 22 year old male in dire need of financial help. I have spent most of my life worrying too much about what other people think. Social anxiety has been my closest enemy for as long as I can remember. I always find myself struggling in social situations to this day. For instance, something as simple as meeting people and saying hello to them is like surviving an attack by a wild animal. It’s a situational thing though, as I don’t feel much anxiety when I’m accompanied by my brother and a few close friends of mine, which is really not a good thing. It’s a different story when I’m out by myself, that’s when s**t hits the fan. I don’t even get out of the house that often, let alone go to work. That’s how bad it is for me. As a matter of fact, I’m always dependant on someone or something. If I were to go to work, I wouldn’t last longer than a week without feeling overwhelmed to the point I can’t even function, which results to panic attacks. My big struggle is to carry on spending time with the same people for a longer period of time. For example, going to University, communicating and connecting with my classmates is nearly impossible. The more days go by, the harder it is for me to continue, which is why I had to drop out and as a result, I missed out on two years of studies. Under those circumstances, I tend to isolate myself quite often, which leads to constant negative self talk. I’ve tried different approaches to work on dissolving my social anxiety by going out and trying various exercises. It would seem as if there were minor successes, but if something didn’t go as planned in my head, I would beat myself up all the way back to ground zero and starting all over with the harsh self talk. All this became a never-ending cycle and caused me a lot of depression, almost to the point where I wanted to end my life. And this has been going for years now, and it seems impossible to get out of. I’ve done a lot of research on how I can beat this, and after a lot of trial and error, I came across a few services, in the form of coaching, in order to help with my anxiety, and just my social life in general. But they seem to be a lot more than what I can afford. One of them reaches up to £2000, which covers how to deal with social anxiety itself on a practical level, containing multiple packages, and it is in London, closer to where I live. And another one is about the same price, which also covers about the same, but it is more immersive than the other, and more personal, but outside of London. I don’t have anyone I know that I can ask the finances from. This is the only way I could reach out for donations.
I’m asking for a donation of £4000. Some of them which cover my travel expenses.
To sum it all up, I just wanna be free of all anxiety and I want to live life on my own terms. I want to meet people, make deep connections, build successful businesses and so much more. Enough of the negative self talk, enough not being able to do things I want because of what other people think. Enough surviving, but just living.
I can’t emphasize enough how much I need this.
Thanks for your time! :)