Social Anxiety can be paralyzing to the point of isolation, physical responses like shortness of breath or racing heart beat, and in turn keep a young person--or anyone for that matter--from living their authentic life.
Please tell me—am I being too uptight? Is this something to laugh about? Am I simply an old Auntie reading too much between the lines and looking for the worst?
Don't put yourself in situations you know will be too much. Give yourself a break--I know you'd give someone else one and you deserve it too. I truly believe you can do anything.