So what's the big deal? She was thirteen, which can possibly go down as the most awkward 365 days in any person's life.
But I think there's a difference between an awkwardly-average kid, and one who may have deeper issues going on. A child like Jordan worried about being uncomfortable and awkward. I'm no expert, but I'm fairly certain this could only make matters worse. I may have been ridiculously dorky at this age, but I sure in heck didn't worry about being that way. I guess I was blissfully clueless.
Could this be what separates "average" people from those who have more serious anxiety? If you're worried about the level of your uncomfortable-ness, that kind of separates you from the other goofy kids. You're worried about being worried, which ultimately leads to more worry. This can't be good.
Today I have a much better understanding of how this cycle feels. As I have written before, life has a way of changing people. 💩
All I knew was I didn't want her anxiety to stop her from participating, and having a "normal" teenage life.