I just got back from my walk. It’s very comfortable out and there are a lot of birds singing. Here’s the good news – the parking lot was very empty so I took a couple of breaths and went into the grocery store. Fortunately, it was almost empty too. I didn’t have any money with me so I didn’t buy anything but I wandered around a couple of the aisles before heading back home.
It was unpleasant but I was able to do it, and when I got home, everything was fine. Nobody had broken in, the house wasn’t on fire, the garage door was still closed, nothing was leaking water or gas or sewage… everything was fine.
I probably shouldn’t be so pleased with myself, but a tiny bit of progress is still progress!