Good to hear from you again!
First of all...great job on making the important leap of separating the wanting to avoid touchy subjects, and avoiding talking to people in general!
It is a good and healthy step that you are taking, and one that requires courage and shows growth.:)
When/if someone does try to bring studying up with you, have prepared and to the point statement ready as a reply.
"While I appreciate your input, I have a good plan in place for myself, but thanks anyway."
Then smiling and changing the subject should move things away from where you prefer the conversation not go.
Remember that you are more than adequate and smart enough to do all of the things that you want and need to do! Don't ever tell yourself otherwise...that is just negative thinking courtesy of the old anxiety and depression...(they are NOT our friends!!)
Keep posting !
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 4/6/2014 7:22:26 PM (GMT-6)