Open the door and see what it is hiding from you.
SEE the faces that will notice you.
HEAR the voices that will speak to you.
SMELL the combinations of scents mingled together.
FEEL the anxiety creeping up to your neck, as it prepares to choke you.
TASTE the fear of the social interactions that await you.
Close the door and walk away.
It’s okay to have social anxiety.
It’s okay to decline invitations.
It’s okay to change your mind at the last minute.