My name is Jake Wennik, a 20-year-old who is just trying to find my place in the world.
But here is the kicker.
At an early age, I was diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder. And over the years it has grown to the extent that now in my adult life I have what is known as ‘Agoraphobia.’
An irrational fear of crowded places or enclosed public areas, making it very difficult for me to do things that normal people should be able to do, like getting a job, going out to eat, or even traveling…
As a result, my social life has suffered and diminished to the point where I only exist in the digital sphere for most of my friends, including the ones that I once knew in person.
Living as a ghost hasn’t been easy, in fact, it’s lonely and I often feel like a burden to the phones that I haunt. But slowly I am learning how to not haunt my own halls and become a part of something real.
One day at a time.