Missing out on the job I’ve wanted for five years knocked the air out of my lungs. The Big Breakup Heartbreak pushed me to the ground and rubbed my face in the dirt. It left me feeling disoriented and unsure of myself. The Little Breakup Heartbreak gouged open old wounds and left me scared of […]Read More Perspective
I have told this story millions of times. I have written in approximately thirty times. I condensed those thirty pages into one piece. And then I edited and revised the shit out of it, because that’s what it takes to be a real writer. (That’s what the professionals tell me, anyway. A lot of the […]Read More Once Upon a Time
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
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!