I've been dealing with anxiety since I was a pre-teen, probably age 12. I remember being anxious when in large, open places, such as the school playground and having to wait to cross the street. I would literally run across the street - and I'm still that way. I'm not afraid of being hit by a car but being in an open place.
I work full time, I'm getting married this spring, and other than the panic I have a pretty great life. My fiance is so wonderful especially if I'm feeling anxious. He's dealt with it as well so he understands.
Hope everyone here has a happy, healthy and wonderful new year. :) I look forward to sharing with you!