When I was in school there were many, many opportunities. Sports teams, theatre productions, leadership activities. Though I participated in a small amount during my last year, I took part in very few of these. I felt that I didn't have the energy, I was too shy, there was no point. I don't think anyone should think like this. Opportunities are there for a reason, to enjoy life you have to make the most of them. I'm not suggesting that you try to over commit yourself by taking up every opportunity that comes your way. I'm suggesting that you take a chance, and try something new. You never know what the results could be.
Recently I have been given lots of fantastic opportunities, to grow as a person, to advance my career prospects, to help others. I have been trying to make an effort to grab hold of as many of these as possible. In the beginning, I'm always nervous and a bit reluctant, but the things that have come from these opportunities have been some of the best things in my life. It's ok to feel nervous, but you should give it a go. I'm not perfect. My anxiety still stops me from taking up some opportunities. But, I'm making an active effort to take up as many as I can. These opportunities give you a chance to expand your identity, and to have some extra distractions, and positive things in your life. Never let your illness stop you from taking up opportunities that come your way. You'll be surprised by the results.
What opportunities have you taken advantage of lately? What ones have you passed up that you think you should have latched on to?