It's a balance, but it's important to remember that you have right tools to stay safe at your disposal. You can be careful by speaking to the right person, asking the right questions, carrying the right medicine, and more.
Sometimes, things are out of our control. Accidents happen. But keeping in mind the risks, our strategies to mitigate them, and that we carry the tools (epinephrine) to manage any situation gone awry, can make all the difference between living with fear vs. confidence.