Panic about dream come true!

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CaryF
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   Posted 8/6/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
 
Haven't been here lately as I've felt pretty stable. Only the odd valium, not even daily as it was even a few months ago.
 
THEN - (2 weeks ago) I got the dream job offer of my life (have been doing affirmations and praying on it) & it pays really well and am moving acroos the country to Rendondo Beach to start work Oct 1st. I rented a a little cottage in 1 day out there on craigs list.
 
I thought I would be elated, jumping up & down - tears  of joy, you know.......... really good about myself, The interview process was so long and arduous (including 3 online psch tests) & I never thought I'd get it. When I got the actual offer - I FROZE and went into a complete 3 day panic attack! Went right back in therapy & on valium daily & am little bit closer to having a grip on this huge change but can only work on my "to do" list in small increments or I start to palpitate.    
 
Has anyone else experienced such panic when they "should be" feeling joy (as my father told me)???
 
Thanks,
Cary
 
 

Carenpolar
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   Posted 8/6/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
 It might be all the unknown factors of the move. and getting settled in, then all  the new people to get to know. the subconscious mind  acting.

Nanners
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   Posted 8/6/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep sounds like my anticipatory anxiety! Always worrying about the what-if's. I hate it too. I take Xanax for mine, and it works great. Good luck on your new job.
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stkitt
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   Posted 8/6/2008 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   

CaryF

Congratulations on the new job. I am happy for you. People have long been conditioned to think about anxiety and change as negatives, as things to attack, rather than seeing them as opportunities for growth. A moderate amount of anxiety can be a good thing, helping motivate us to excel at work.

Change has a way of making us doubt ourselves, and then comes the panic.......What were we thinking?  I am glad to hear you have seen your therapist and remember when you choose to make a change if it does not work out for you, you are not locked into it for life.

You go and giveyourself plenty of time to adjust.  You have us right here at your fingertips.

Good Luck
Kitt


 

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CaryF
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   Posted 8/7/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks all for the support, yes anticipitory anxiety sounds right on. I am full of doubt and "what if's". I have therapy today - so looking forward to that.

Thanks again,
Cary

stkitt
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   Posted 8/7/2008 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   

Cary,

We are right here for you and I am glad you have therapy again today.  I am proud of you for advocating for yourself.  You as very wise. :-)

Kitt

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