It’s amazing to me how many people tell me I look so calm, self-assured, and patient at times when my inside is screaming and my suspiciousness is at an all time high due to my anxiety. I have always liked this fact because I can hide my fears well. However sometimes I need to vent these anxious thoughts so that I can get back in balance and not panic in retrospect or worse yet, lose touch with reality. Many times I hold my feelings in then need to escape so that I can explode when alone and perhaps talk it (or scream it) through with someone. Situational anxiety can be debilitating at times, but I’m looking calm and confident. How can that be?