I’m really excited to share my guest post at Anna Reel’s blog. I approached her after seeing her tweet about a “geek’s guide” series she’s doing, concentrating on how fandom has changed people for the better. I immediately thought of how the reboot of Doctor Who got me writing and posting to Livejournal, and how that made me friends.
How Doctor Who Helped Me Conquer Social Anxiety is an intensely personal post, but I started this blog with the intention of being real. I suffer from depression as well as anxiety (the two often go hand-in-hand) and that’s something I want to post about more. I do struggle with impostor syndrome, though, and hardly consider myself an expert. So I’ve tended to believe myself invalid. I’m going to push past this in future.