AH! as a newbie i was a bit hesitant to reply but as someone who has been dealing with social anxiety since childhood this year i too have been proactively working to deal with and take charge of my healing process. I'm thinking of returning back to school and in the meanwhile i'm going to two volunteer jobs and juggling a low paying care taker job. it took over 5 years for me to gather the courage to get to this point. While I'm nowhere where I truly want to be its a start.