I went to do some grocery shopping with my dad. I really didn't want to go because I can't stand crowds and it makes me panicky. Of course we got in there and there were little kids at every turn shouting and screaming and running around and you couldn't walk down the aisles properly without someone being in the way and blocking you off. I felt really angry at first, but then it got to the point where I was becoming panicky and started finding it difficult to breathe. In the end I had to tell my dad that I didn't feel well so I walked all the way home, which is quite a distance, just to get away from the place. I felt so small and defeated and when I got to the more rural area on the walk home I couldn't help crying because I just felt so out of control and tired of it.
The thing is, I try to be so positive and it works to a certain extent because I know that a lot of my fears are irrational, but it only covers the feelings up....they still exist. I felt yesterday that all this nervous energy had been brewing for days and days and I just didn't really know how to release it. I can't stand supermarkets (don't know if you call them that in the US...is it just grocery store?) because they're massive and the light is so sterile and bright and there are no windows.
Just need to vent about this really!