Podcast Episode 2- Dealing with Social Anxiety at Costume Events

Quick on the heels of my first podcast is episode 2!

In episode 2 I talk about social anxiety, how to deal with it at social events like Costume College, and a general pep talk about going out and wearing your creations in public.

In this episode I mention

American Duchess

Katie Lovely

Costume College

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Next time I will have my first podcast guest!  Exciting!  See you then!

5 Comments on Podcast Episode 2- Dealing with Social Anxiety at Costume Events

  1. Libby Stephenson
    July 11, 2018 at 4:45 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks for the great episode, Lauren! I’d like to add that, if you end up with roommates who are more extroverted than you and you need a place to take a break that isn’t your room, the Hospitality Suite usually has a room that is dedicated to showing movies, where you can sit in the dark and (for the most part) no one will bother you.

  2. Mariana
    July 13, 2018 at 1:51 am (6 years ago)

    I really enjoyed this episode. Thank you for sharing your experiences, it helps me realizing I am not alone at all :-D

  3. Diane L Lindsey
    July 13, 2018 at 8:19 am (6 years ago)

    The sewing at the last minute thing is just crazy. I just won’t do that. I prepare all year and choose what I will wear and if the theme works with what I am wearing, fine. I was new a year ago and roomed with someone who promised I would have a bed of my own and I ended up sleeping with a complete stranger in a full size bed. Not good at all. No sleep and the person who organized it was fun and gregarious, but there was nowhere to have quiet all weekend. This year, I made my reservations early, and then I have a roommate who sees the experience the way I do and even though I don’t know her because this is her first year and she is from the Eastern US. Also,, it is her first year, and I will have the opportunity to make her feel welcome and included whenever she wants to join. This year, I have also made plans with friends I just found out were coming and now I don’t feel alone. I never want anyone to feel the way I felt my first year, and yet I am coming back to correct the mistakes from last year.

  4. Patty
    July 13, 2018 at 3:43 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks so much for this wonderful podcast. Your honesty about your own personal experiences made it feel as if you were speaking directly to me. The advice and encouragement you’ve offered will make my next time travel adventure much more enjoyable.

  5. Ava
    July 24, 2018 at 4:02 pm (6 years ago)

    This episode really makes me feel better, and that I’m not alone!! I’m just a beginner and haven’t even gone to an event yet, and since I’m a socially awkward person in general, I’ve been worried about awkwardness at my first events. Now I feel prepared! I also think it’ll be easier to socialize and make friends with fellow historical costumers… Thanks so much for the tips!

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