Fear of going new places

When I started driving at the age of 16, I was free to go do what I wanted to do and I had my very own car to get there but I had one thing holding me back….fear. It got so bad the only time I would drive in my car by myself was to drive myself to school and back. I couldn’t go to the store by myself. I would ask nearby friends to take rides with me whether I wanted to go to the store, the park, or anywhere else! When I first moved in with my now husband at the age of 19, I still wasn’t doing anything by myself except going to school. He went out of town for a week and I ate off fast food and anything I could find at the Walgreens around the corner even though I didn’t like going there alone either. I refused to go to the grocery store by myself.

Now, I still get fearful of going to new places by myself. When I interviewed at my now job at a hospital I made my now husband come with me so I wouldn’t get lost. I still want a friend to come with me when I go somewhere new. I am doing better than how I was doing in my teen years but I still get anxiety going to new places. 

Usually my posts are about how to overcome this, and how to get through this but I have no advice on this subject. I don’t know if I will ever get over this and it is one of the hardest realities about living with generalized anxiety disorder.

Thanks for reading,


By The Anxiety Diva

I've had anxiety for as long as I could remember and my number one goal is to help people through their anxiety challenges by telling my story.

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