I am normal, just a lot more sensitive than most people. I have fibromyalgia, PTSD, and generalized anxiety. Middle school was extremely hard for me to deal with during passing periods or lunch time. The fact that my middle school was basically outside did help with the noise and the jabs that occurred during those periods. High School was completely and utterly traumatic. All the hallways were enclosed and everyone seemed to packed into a tiny space. I had anxiety attacks to the point I would sit in the bathroom for multiple periods to calm down, and eventually I stopped going. I can’t handle large parties, and by large I mean more than about 10 people, without taking one to two days to prepare beforehand and one to two days after to recover and basically just sleep. As a child, I would cry if my mom took me for a walk and a few cars passed by because it was too much to handle the Florida sun and the noise of stupid cars on my little ears. Ive snapped at my mom on multiple occasions when we’re in the car and she’s lecturing me with the radio and air conditioner on because it’s too much for me to process. It’s something I’ve learned to manage and have even gotten a little better at handling. I won’t let it run my life, but I also won’t let myself be in a constant state of anxiety and exhaustion. I’m a little different than most people, but that doesn’t mean I’m not normal.