Or "Why I can't go on Pinterest anymore"

I used to be quite good at throwing a party; I'm a bit of an introvert by nature, but I enjoy planning a party and putting it together. I feel a lot more comfortable with that than with going to a party where I'll only know half the people, and I pride myself at being able to make connections between my disparate social groups and figuring out who from work would get along with which old college friend, etc.

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Enter an ever-worsening anxiety disorder, which I'm doing my damnedest to control, and an engagement. I had always pictured a wedding not as my pretty princess day, but the chance to throw one of my awesome cocktail parties (and please note: I am not saying that is not how everyone should approach weddings, that's just how I'd been planning on approaching mine). However, the wedding party I've chosen — really wonderful women and not at all wedding oriented, but seem to have combined to create a sucking vortex of wedding-related planning questions — and my mother are really pushing this "IT'S A SPECIAL DAY AND REQUIRES DIFFERENT CONSIDERATIONS" agenda, and their well-meaning and thoughtful questions have turned me into a bit of a deer in the sparkling-white-Xmas-lights-and-twinkly-candle-centre-piece lights.

And Pinterest, once an excellent respite for my anxiety that just allows me to find knitting patterns and recipes I might like to try, has turned into a minefield of heart palpitations and sweaty palms. Their stupid pin sorting system is imperfect, and I keep stumbling across wedding planning ideas when I'm looking at pictures of places I'd like to travel. ACK!

Also, I tried to figure out a way of phrasing my header that didn't sound like I was marrying my anxiety, but then I decided I kind of liked the implication.