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Hi there :)

I was very similar in that at school when people starting going out I didn't and I've felt left behind ever since. I too feel I've lost some of my youth but we can only move forward.

I think it's great that you dream of being a musician. It's never too late! My nephew is 21 and he started playing guitar only a couple of years ago and he has become really good! I had music lessons as a child and I am not so good! It's all about effort. I wish you the best of luck with your dream.

Have you heard of cognitive behavioural therapy? (CBT) There is a book called Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by Gillian Butler. I'm not sure how helpful it will be to you if you aren't used to reading english books, but I found it helpful. First you change your thinking then your behaviour. I haven't really got around to changing my behaviour as I am still scared but even though I am often anxious and nervous around people, I feel so much better when I am not having so many negative thoughts and it makes me less likely to get depressed.

Hope that helps and good luck :)
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