Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Utah, USA
Language: English, a little Japanese, Java, C#, C++
Really nervous. I absolutely hate it when people make me the center of attention and my birthday is the perfect opportunity. I'd much rather nobody ever know that it's my birthday, or at least don't make a big deal about it.
One year while I was working at the same company as my mom, she sent around an email to all of my coworkers telling them it was my birthday, so while I was at lunch they put all these decorations all over my desk, and all afternoon I was constantly getting people coming to my desk making a big deal about it. Which resulted in a panic attack for me. My mom never did understand anxiety -- which is ironic because I believe she has generalized anxiety herself, though she would never admit it. She's always been extroverted and never understood my extreme introversion.
"Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce / To reign is worth ambition though in Hell: / Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav'n" - "Satan", Paradise Lost