How do I deal with this anxiety (read description please)?
Instead of looking at the bigger picture of things in your life how about you focus on one step at a time, so you won’t become overwhelmed and jump to crazy conclusions. Yes, you may run into someone you know, but almost everyone does working in retail or grocery. The only reason you don’t run into them when they are in uniform is because you don’t have transportation. I have anxiety too, so I know this won’t help much but it needs to be said: you can worry about seeing people you know when the time comes.
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It be great if you went for psychological help. You can get something to calm you down.
see a therapist or get counseling about this. an employment specialist will take u to the mall to help u find a job in the mall. If the mall have a movie theater, u can work in it's movie theater and do ticket taking or help co workers clean theaters after the show is over.