I was sitting on the couch next to Atreyu playing spider solitaire–oh my God, I didn’t realize the hilarity of that until this moment–when I glanced down at my cleavage… Stop judging me. I am wont to do that sometimes, as I assume lots of ladies are. Or maybe I’m special because my brain feels […]Read More Conversations With Anxiety: Eight Legged Freaks
I woke up yesterday drenched in a cold sweat. My fists were clenched into balls and my arms were crossed. I have a lot of nightmares, so I’m used to waking up like that. What I’m not used to is having a really, really dumb nightmare. But, in all honesty, I should probably expect that […]Read More Seriously, Brain?
Except when it totally is. For the majority of my life, anxiety ruled every decision I made. What to wear, how to put my clothes on in the morning, whether or not I would brush my teeth, who I talked to, where I sat in vehicles and at restaurants–I was never free from fear of […]Read More Mental Illness is No Laughing Matter
Scary movies were, and are, one of my favorite things in the word. Getting scared w hile sitting and eating popcorn was my substitute for roller coasters (which I was too afraid to ride up until age 14). My family and I loved horror movies. We watched them constantly. One summer we slowly worked our […]Read More Fear of: The Shining
This is a blog about fear. To be more specific: this is a blog about what it’s like living with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I won’t lie to you, I’m not an expert on the topic. I’m just a young woman who lived with the disorder undiagnosed for a bit over fourteen years. Anxiety disorders or […]Read More Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!