I posted about this when it was first published, but I admit that I was still unfamiliar with the reblog function at that time, and I had no idea it was so easy to share posts from other blogs.
I love getting to know the people behind the blogs I follow, and I would love you guys to get to know me better as well, so I thought I’d share my guest post on the Roads We Take blog to share a little bit of myself and give you lovely readers an insight into my world.
I love and appreciate you all, and if you’re ever experiencing anything like what I talk about in this post, please don’t hesitate to talk to me about it. Unfortunately, I have a lot of experience with anxiety, from mild cases to the life-crippling kind, and I’m always open to chatting about it because I know how hard it can be to life with anxiety, especially if there’s no one you can turn to to help you through it.
While I’ve always been a pretty anxious person, I hadn’t experienced real, no-nonsense anxiety until I was 23 years old. It was a rough year mentally, emotionally, and financially, and it wasn’t long before I was experiencing frequent panic attacks and constant anxiety. I lost my job, I dropped out of my classes, my relationships suffered, and my emotional health was at an all-time low. Or so I thought…
The anxiety lasted a few months before, somehow, it got better. I moved back home, found a new job, and put my focus back on my schooling. I started therapy and learned to have fun on my own. I spent most of my free time with friends, and I learned to be happy again. Everything was great. And then, about a year and a half ago, the anxiety came back with a vengeance.
I first noticed it when I began having…
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