The effects of bullying can leave emotional scars that run deep into our psyche. Everyday I still carry those scars and I’m ever vigilant and weary of potential bullies. Those bullying experiences fuel my social anxiety. Some people say I should just get over it or let it go and focus on the present. I wish it was that easy. Even when I go out for a drive in my car I feel social anxiety. For example when I stop at the lights and a car is pulled up beside me I will fear being judged or ridiculed by the person. If I have my window down I will sometimes turn my music down because I fear being teased about the type of music I listen to.