Panic attacks are no fun. Speaking from experience, panic attacks have taken advantage of my world when life was very stressful. It was so stressful, in fact, that there were days I’d wake up and had difficulty breathing with no specific trigger or reason to worry. My personal story with anxiety started when I began high school, the pressures from the school and the society I was raised in put an immense pressure on me to succeed in all aspects of life – but particularly in what was considered the “honors” version. I expected only greatness from myself, and the perfectionist in me didn’t allow for errors or mistakes.