Panic and Anxiety
June 11, 2017 5:20am CST
So once again i can feel my panic and axiety kicking in, I really want to go to Portland's Gay Pride Festival next weekend, but after all the horrible things happening in Portland i have to admit i am scared, but i feel also that it's really important at times like this to not be afraid. I really want to go and enjoy myself and see so many friends i have not seen in awhile, and make some new friends. I really have not been out and around many other gay men in quite some time, and it's about time and what better way then a Parade, and Concert, and all the other festivities. My one problem is i do not want to take the Transit, so i am asking friends if they are going so we can carpool together, if nothing else and i do take transit i am making sure im with a group of friends....
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Chris, There are so many things in this world that one could fear. I remember years ago, I had a friend who was performing in a big gospel venue at an all black baptist church in Los Angeles. I remember my mother panicked saying how dangerous it was and that I shouldn't go, and what if I get shot by a gang member etc. I remember telling her that I can be crossing the street and get hit by a car, but that doesn't stop me from going outside. If we allow ourselves to be crippled by the "what if's", we are isolating ourselves and allowing evil to dictate our lives. I hope you are able to find folks to carpool with, and that you go, supporting your beliefs, enjoying yourself, reconnecting with friends, and making new ones. Allow yourself to live, and enjoy!