One year anxiety almost undermined my life and panic almost had me missing the fireworks. I was so anxious that I took my son, who was then a baby, and left the rest of the family on the blanket we set up to watch the fireworks. I could not get out of there fast enough eager to reach the “safety” of my house. (Where I would continue to panic anyway.) I got to my car and was stuck in firework traffic, I could not leave.