In the last week or two, a lot of things are falling into place for me. Jobs. Writing. Living situations. Relationships. It’s working out. My life is a puzzle, and it’s finally coming together. I am happy. I have the typical everyday stressors that I can handle. There is also a lurking sensation of something… Continue reading Being Happy in the Present While Having Anxiety
No one enjoys getting hurt. No one enjoys having their trust betrayed. No one enjoys their heart breaking. But it happens. To all of us. One way or the other. Sometimes - people are resilient. They can take the pain, process it, and go on. To others, every tear creates a piece of wall that… Continue reading Anxiety No Longer Protects Me
The thing about relationships which is usually difficult for me - is that you can’t control the other person. You can’t always know what that person is feeling. You can’t always understand why the person does what they do. You can’t always dictate how they react. And you can’t change their past. A person comes… Continue reading Love. Baggage. Relationships. Anxiety.
Sometimes I feel like the world is slipping through my hands. As soon as I get a grip on something meaningful I see it falling. As soon as I feel like I figured something out Something changes and I’m left confused. As soon as I’m happy, I feel life closing in. I expect the worst,… Continue reading Losing Grip- A Poem
Anxiety tends to have me jump to the worst case scenario in everyday situations. We like to poke fun at this in memes - and don’t get me wrong they make me laugh every time. Like this one - it’s me, and I’m sure some of you. But in reality, it’s not really funny.… Continue reading Moving Forward Despite Anxiety & Depression
The voices of anxiety and depression can be overwhelming at times. Their lies. Their volume. Their goals. It can all be too much, and we can very quickly give in. We can stay small. We can be scared to try something for fear of looking like a fool. For fear of getting hurt. For fear… Continue reading 5 Ways to Challenge the Voices of Anxiety & Depression
So these past two weeks I have been mainly living in a van and traveling with my boyfriend and traveling around Southwest USA. During our trip, my anxiety and depression were pretty low. Anxiety and depression never took over and ruined our trip. I was able to relax. I was able to be adventurous. I’m… Continue reading Back to Reality and Anxiety
I don’t always notice when I’m feeling anxious or just “off.” Sometimes I try to repress it. I tell myself not to feel anxious. Sometimes I think I’m anxious, but I moved on from it. Then something small happens - something that is no big deal. A question. A comment. And I flip out- I… Continue reading Anger & Anxiety
Sometimes I think about how consumed I can be with other people. I often place my own self-worth based on how others view me. I set unrealistic expectations for myself based on this idea. I think I have to be the best at everything I do, or else I’m not worth anyone’s time. I have… Continue reading I am badass. I am worthy. I am enough.