Also seen on TheMighty https://themighty.com/2021/07/being-playful-and-letting-go-of-my-anxiety/
Our city puts on a large firework show on July 3rd. My husband is a police officer in town and works during this event every year. He is the social butterfly of our relationship.
If you know me even a little you know I struggle with large crowds and to be honest the past year of the pandemic has increased that anxiety significantly. I am the queen of avoiding humans.
Not only do I find large crowds to be a huge anxiety trigger for me, I especially dislike unorganized events. You know the ones where you must figure out where to go, where to park, where to sit etc…
The only way I can stick to making myself attend such events is to know that the kids are excited to attend. Even then sometimes my anxiety over “what if “can sometimes kick in.
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