A woman who is traveling internationally for the first time so she can explore and share her version of the world through the eyes of an artist.

Let’s Get to Paris!

Traveling is something that always causes me anxiety.

Because I knew that this trip was inviting a lot of new things into my life I was pretty excited when I found out that I qualified for assistance at the airport due to my mental illnesses.

It was a little bittersweet to send the email to ask for help and then again to call security when I arrived to the airport.

You see, to me my mental illnesses are just a part of my life. It never really occurred to me that I could receive help.

But it was also pretty difficult to admit that I needed help. What made me worthy of getting help in the first place?

I am SOOOOO glad I sent that email though!

A lovely woman met me right outside of security and helped me not feel pressure and anxiety as I was going through the security line.

I wanted to cry - it was the first time in my life that I didn’t feel like having a panic attack because of all the external pressure and chaos that surrounds you at the airport. 

It was also a good thing that I made the call because I am pretty sure that if I didn’t I wouldn’t have made my flight - yay for time blindness 😒🙃

The flight was a breeze. I watched Sing 2 and was able to nap a little bit before landing in Newark.

Check back soon and I’ll update you on — Oh Newark Why Do You Hate Me….

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1 comment

Sharing your story about the airport is going to help so many people. I had no idea!

Can’t wait to read more!!

Katie Goodling

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