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Radio host quits job over chronic dread, then decides to face her fears head-on
Courtenay Hameister dreaded everything. It got so bad that she even started dreading the panic attacks she'd have on stage as the host of a live radio show, Live Wire! Now, Courtenay dreads fewer things after deciding to face her debilitating anxieties. She started the Okay Fine Whatever Project, where she forced herself for a year to do what scared her, like an afternoon in a sensory deprivation tank, going on 28 first dates, and hiring a professional cuddler.