I have always wished I knew how to dance. Or at least had the "guts" to learn. Now that I have a partner he really wishes I could too. It would be something fun and cheap for us to do together. Plus, I know it can be great exercise.
BUT, since I have mostly social anxiety (not officially diagnosed, but symptoms fit and GP has had me on Cipralex for a few years), I can't move beyond feeling too silly and embarrassed to learn! One big issue I have is that I don't like to do anything new in front of people. I don't want them to know it is something new to me. I don't even like them to COMPLIMENT me on my progress in learning something new because that only puts the focus on the fact that I didn't know how to do it before. I can't even dance when I'm all alone because I feel silly!!! I do exercise tapes if they aren't too "dancy", but hate if anyone sees me doing it.
I know that I have lived a sheltered life (due to the combination of over-protective mother and my anxiety) so I feel like such an idiot because there are SO many things I don't know how to do that people much younger than me can do with ease. I have made great progress since moving out of my mom's house and in with my boyfriend 5 years ago. But, I am getting sick of still being so stuck!!! My GP is fabulous and is practically like a therapist since she's so open and helpful, and I do see a really nice and helpful clinical social worker, but they can only help so much. I've been referred to psychiatrists several times but never get a call back.
I feel like my fear of unknown things/embarrassment about learning them is holding me back in endless ways every day of my life. I don't want to die with tons of regrets and am scared it may come to that if I can't find the right help because I've already stayed stuck for years - so who says I won't just keep staying stuck for another 50 years!!!! 27 years of this is too much. 1 year, 1 month, 1 day, 1 SECOND is too much.
Ok, that was a bit of a rant. Now, I just want to ask if anyone has any tips about learning new things, dancing in particular.
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