Most of you know I am extremely agoraphobic. Me getting out recently late at night in this sleepy tiny town to walk my dogs is huge for me. I have not in a couple days as it has been way too cold and I do not have the outwear. But I have been riding to the new town my son schools in, visiting the in laws, I even went and met my landlord yesterday with hubs. Going into corner stores with hubs, grocers... And I was going non stop today. I went with hubs to take son to school (I still do not know how to get to the town) and went into the major city by here and went to a MALL! Everyone I have met has been so nice and everyone smiles around here. I have not come across a single rude person, everyone has gone out of their way to be friendly which is mind blowing as back home people did not act like this! I mean people don't look away, they smile. And a big ol smile. A real one not a BS one like I do LOL... I went and found a full length wool coat, but I had no clue if it would be warm enough. So at the mall the lady at the department store walked me out in the cold air and it was windy so really getting my attention on the way in the store :brrr: . But I thought it was truly mind blowing the sales lady walked me outside in the coat to see if it kept me warm before I bought it!!! She went through the ladies department helping find long sleeve shirts (I own only a couple) on sale. Customer service every where has been amazing. Hubs commented how the lady at the grocer is always friendly and always has a smile (so it is not in my head). I even went out to eat and noticed I started to panic. I slowed down and said I need to look and smell and enjoy my food and did This move is really helping at getting me out of my home. Not that I don't have a lot of other crap to deal with, but this is such a huge leap for me. I am so wiped out and am everytime after, but I am able to keep going back again. I think I am starting to get a glimpse of life and it is nice. But goodness I am ready for bed and it is 4:30 in the afternoon!! I have been invited to supper at inlaws tomorrow night and am so scared but I know I have a private outside room if I panic (I suffer a severe panic attack at suppertime every night) But they know my condition and I know I have a safe place outside the home if panic hits so I am going to try and do it. May take my laptop in case I hide a while. I am kicking back now and having a beer and relaxing, it was well deserved! I actually feel proud of me!