So, my neighbor comes over and asks if I have quarters she can borrow so she can do laundry. Of course I do. I give her the quarters but she sits… with her 3 year old. Then she comes up with this brilliant idea that I go shopping with her. She just has to get a few things. Will I please, please, please go to the store with her? What part of “I DON’T LIKE TO LEAVE MY HOUSE!” is so hard to comprehend? Knowing she’s going to bug me until I say yes, my anxiety has spiked, I already feel sick, and I don’t think I’ll be able to produce anything worth reading today. Why???? Why does this shit have to happen to ME? Why was I the chosen one to be blessed with all of these freaking issues?? Why can’t people understand that I just want to be left alone, in my own comfort zone, away from the monsters of the world? And in the meantime, I’ve still yet to find a doctor who will accept my insurance, making things progressively worse. So, I guess the question is… how in the world can I be optimistic when there is a tornado whipping through my head? I can’t form a single coherent thought, as my mind is overcome with this pending trip. I trust her. She’s a very good friend and has been for a long time. I know that if I say I have to go; I have to get out of this store, she’ll leave. So, why all this totally unnecessary panic? I just don’t get it. I have sworn off Xanax during the day and I’m getting through each minute on my own. It freaking SUCKS!! And NOW, since the anxiety is sitting nice and comfy in my brain, I can feel my stomach bubbling, which ultimately means I’m going to be physically ill for the remainder of the afternoon. So… I guess this is crazy. Welcome to my head.