Its important for you to do things with your life and move forward. As long as you are moving forward I'd say you are doing better even if you don't feel that are you right now. Are you sure this next step is right for you or is there something better you can be doing? For now just focus on finishing up your task and alternatives maybe? Not everyone is a social butterfly... but Yes, you should feel less anxious the more you get used to social interaction. Not to say that social anxiety will ever go away. I guess I could be wrong because anxiety/fear are a bit different. You can overcome fear. You can deal with anxiety.
Keep your chin up m8.