Afraid or Anxious?

Hi Brooke and Coaches,
My mind is totally blown by, “Anxiety is the fear of feeling.” My entire life, I’ve assumed that I’ve been dealing with anxiety…and was even diagnosed with GAD years back, which I manage very well today, no longer take medication, nor do I believe that I meet the criteria for GAD today. I’ve always thought that I was hyper-sensitive and have been told that I’m overly emotional. I “think” I feel everything, if that makes sense, maybe even too much at times. Likewise, I’ve always thought that anxiety was the fear of the future, the “what if’s” of life. So have I simply been living afraid all this years instead of anxious or am I unaware that I’m really not feeling and afraid to feel? I hope all this makes sense. Thank you! ~Kelli