My name is Lucy, I grew up in France but am currently living in Scotland.
I'm going to turn 21 soon and have been maladaptive daydreaming since about the age of 9.
I'm currently withdrawing from university for the second time because maladaptive daydreaming combined with anxiety has stopped me from being able to pursue the degree I wanted to do. I've finally come to the conclusion that I need to give up maladaptive daydreaming completely if I'm ever going to be able to build a life for my self.
It's just a shame that so many things have had to go wrong for me to fully realise this. Especially since I now have to figure out how to get a job in a city where I don't really know anyone and don't have much work experience apart from a one or two summer jobs. I'm also a bit apprehensive that my university will not accept me back next year and worried about what this will mean for me financially.
Still part of me is hoping that this is just life showing me that this problem needs to be dealt with and that when I do things will fall into place.
Anyway if anyone can relate please feel free to message me
Remember that daydreaming itself is normal and necessary. It’s just the maladaptive portion that interferes with your ability to complete your degree. You need to develop a balance between daydreaming and reality.
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now.