Fear of Seeing People

Lion sleeping

Sometimes I just want to be alone and not be found.

The past few days, I have kept pretty quiet in hopes of being left alone. A few friends were contacted, but I mostly just stayed silent at home. Fear of seeing people or them even knowing I was back in the state overwhelmed me.

Was there a certain person or group of people that made me nervous? I am not sure. However, my panic set in whenever I imagined anyone finding me.

Is this PTSD? Isolation from depression? Social anxiety from Aspergers? I am not sure.

What I do know is that there are times when I just must be alone. Maybe I do not even want to be alone but I must. It is a strange feeling and overpowering to say the least.

Tomorrow, I am returning to Florida. Most of me is excited. Yet that fear of being found still lingers. Will it haunt me even in the Sunshine State?


10 thoughts on “Fear of Seeing People

  1. I don’t know what to say so this comment is just to send you love from my part of the world. xx 🙂

  2. mewhoami says:

    Interesting. I’ve had this happen to me before as well, but for different reasons. Sometimes we don’t want to be found and I think that’s perfectly fine as long as it’s only temporary. I imagine you’ll feel different when you get back to Florida.

  3. ladygracet says:

    Good Luck on returning to Florida. I know you will make it through everything.

  4. ecteedoff says:

    I often have periods of time when I panic at the thought of engaging with others, and the energy it would take. I will say this. At least for me, while the idea seems disastrous and my body and mind are telling me not to, when I am either forced into the situation, or make myself do it, after the first minute, my anxiety quells. I also find that, unless I have a really shitty conversation, hate the person, or just spend too much time with them, I do come home tired but feeling energized inside. I might have a social hangover for a while, but it tells me deep inside that sometimes the one thing I don’t want to do, is the one thing that is going to help me the most. Food for thought. Hope you feel better and wish you luck.

  5. I understand that you wanted to be left alone. I wish I knew you were town we could of just went for a cup of tea and talked for a few. I really miss. But I hope all is well

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