What a relief to finally realize it is my decision to like others and their feelings towards me belong to them. My anxiety has always made entering a room full of people a terrifying experience, but now I can (usually) keep that inward focus at bay. I need to choose the people who fit into my life instead of waiting for them to approve of me. I know my story and what I am no longer willing to tolerate. There is no reason for me to be anxious.