Glad to see your starting to socialize more, its all about small steps! Don't be to hard on yourself if your not able to go every time. Perhaps you could tell the girl your exchanging emails with about how you've been feeling about starting her project. If you met her on this site then she surely knows you have some difficulty with things like this. Whatever you decide to do, good luck! I hope it all works out well for you.
Hi, thanks for the reply. I did tell her how I feel about starting the drawing. She said I could draw anything or even just cut out a picture of something. She said she just likes the fact that it's made for her and it would make her day. I want to make her day so I think I'll try to draw her something. It would be good for me to start drawing again, because it would give me something to do and it would help me get over my anxiety. I hope everything works out well for you too .
I actually got around to doing the drawing. I drew my brother's bunny, since I know my friend likes bunnies. She loved it and said "feel free to send me more". I enjoyed doing it and I didn't feel too anxious about it. I'll think about what else I can draw. I've still been missing some days at the program, but I started volunteering. I still have some general anxiety though. When I'm alone I usually just go on the computer or rock in a chair. I feel anxious about watching TV or videos or doing anything that makes sound. It's like I'm afraid of being overheard for some reason, even when there's no one to hear me. Does anyone else ever feel this way? I know this site is about shyness and not anxiety, but for me they seem to go hand in hand. I hope no one minds my rambling.