For the first time in my life I had a panic attack. It was a totally bizarre experience to be hyperventilating and crying for no reason. I thought the attack came out of nowhere. After doing a little research and some thinking, I realized that financial stress is the cause. My fiance and I are getting married and planning to elope. The cost of the wedding/honeymoon is more than I thought it would be. I also have money saved to do a full on kitchen remodel. I don’t want to use that money towards a wedding. Additionally, my HVAC system decided to no longer work. That is thousands of unexpected dollars that I need to shell out. I also am researching weddings, dresses, things to do on the honeymoon and new HVAC equipment. The stress of it all caused the panic attack. Even thinking about it gets me short of breath, my chest hurting and a little weepy. I think I need to take a step back and prioritize. No matter what my fiance or my family thinks, heating and air is more important. I need to have a good HVAC unit that works in my house. Winter is coming and I am going to need a heating system. I only have a certain amount of money in the bank and a portion is going to HVAC. After that I will need to budget and see what I can do wedding wise. I might need to settle for a courthouse signing of papers and less days on the honeymoon.