With my Recovering From Religion group therapy meeting tomorrow, I’m getting some nervous thoughts about the whole affair. What if I see someone there who knows me outside of a Freethought group? What if someone is there to try to preach? What if someone hides some religious pamphlets? What if…the list goes on.
My other worries involve the group itself. It might not be what I need. Or I might encounter people with darker stories than mine. I also don’t know if I’d be able to fully share all the details I might need in order to get help from the group. These variables can add up to something big.
Most of this is how my mind works. Anxiety helps with sweating the small stuff. It’s not good with letting go and just being in the moment.