HI there and I think you are right on, you went out and checked it out and you did not have a panic attack and you did not have to head for home. That is great.
Now hang on to that because you are going to leave your own town behind and go back to where you were and the meds are helping and you will be ok.
Remember when you get to LA, that it is time limited, you will be head back east in 6 months, and you can do this. Leave the anticipatory anxiety zone. If you start thinking about the what ifs, Stop. Start doing something else, as you can not worry about tomorrow as when it gets here it is today. No one lives in the tomorrow.
So stay in the moment and just take those steps one at a time. You will be ok.
You don't have to be a hero, just a person. Keep on posting. We are here to support you.
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