When I moved out and left for college, I was extremely terrified because I was leaving my comfort zone and the few people I felt comfortable around. But being around strangers helped me in a way because there was no stigma attached to me as there was back home. At home I felt like I couldn't be more outgoing and talkative because I had been reserved and hardly ever talked around the people there my whole life.I've always sort of thought that moving to a different state would get the ball rolling for me. Here, at my parents house, I'm in my comfort zone and I absolutely do not want to leave it..so I don't.
BUT! If I moved, and didn't have the amount of enabling support that I do here, I wouldn't have a choice but to... live!... Right?
I've been thinking of moving in with my long-distance boyfriend in another state. He's looking for an apartment based on his salary alone, and I'm sure my parents would help support me for a limited time so I could find a job.
I've always been too scared to do ANYTHING in my area, and I think part of that is because... I know people here. If I make a devastatingly huge mistake here, someone I know might find out or witness it!
I'll have a hard time finding work, as I never went to high school and I STILL haven't gotten my GED (too scared to go to the college here, but I know I'll have to get it soon), and I'm scared ****less of how often I'm going to have to see his family, but...
TL;DR: Has anyone moved out of state/city, despite having crippling social anxiety, and done better? Is a fresh new start helpful or just terrifying?