Jun. 10th, 2011 09:29 am
brisus: (Sad - Girl Crying)
[personal profile] brisus posting in [community profile] anxietysupport
Okay, so I have a dilemma...

There is a casting call in Pittsburgh for my absolute favorite movies ever (Batman: The Dark Knight Rises). I'm a HUGE Batman fan and this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be an extra.

However, I'd have to drive through downtown Pittsburgh AND be by myself in a large crowd in an unfamiliar setting. I just don't think I can do it. Plus, I do have things to do this weekend and I have a job.

I need help. (And yes, I have a GPS, but Pittsburgh drivers are nuts!)

Date: 2011-06-10 02:38 pm (UTC)
jjhunter: Watercolor of daisy with blue dots zooming around it like Bohr model electrons (Default)
From: [personal profile] jjhunter
Is this a question of if you could do it anxiety-wise, you'd make it work somehow wrt job & things to do this weekend? Is there someone who could go with you as a wingman?

Date: 2011-06-10 04:45 pm (UTC)
gramina: Photo of a stalk of grass; Gramina references the graminae, the grasses (Default)
From: [personal profile] gramina
If it's practical in terms of the rest of your life, then I like the wingman suggestion -- maybe even a wingman who's ok with driving in Pittsburgh?

If not, and not knowing the extent of your anxiety or how it works for you, would it be possible for you to do this using public transportation so you don't have to drive, and maybe to bring an mp3 player and/or reading material? For me, those things allow me to create psychological space around myself to some extent even in a crowd -- but again, I don't know how your anxiety works, and these may both be utterly useless or even damaging (though I hope not) suggestions, so they're offered purely in case they happen to turn out to be useful.

Date: 2011-06-10 06:48 pm (UTC)
rydra_wong: Text: BAD BRAIN DAY. Picture: Azula, having one. (a:tla -- bad brain day)
From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
Thirding the wingman suggestion. Maybe there's a friend who could drive, or at least come with you to provide moral support?

For me, I've found that I can do some things which are very stressful and difficult for me if I plan things to enable me to crash completely for a day or more afterwards, and accept that the crash is going to happen; it's a question of deciding whether it's going to be worth it.

Of course, there are still a lot of other things that are flatly impossible for me. Sometimes, something's just not possible. And if that's something you want very much, it really, really sucks.

Date: 2011-06-10 08:48 pm (UTC)
amadi: A bouquet of dark purple roses (Default)
From: [personal profile] amadi
I have no interest in being in the film, but I'm in Pittsburgh, and located quite close to downtown (but not in it) and could work out an arrangement, perhaps, to help you out. I don't know all teh details, but if you want to shoot me a PM, we can see what we can do.


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