Remind yourself that there is a reason behind your decision of moving on, be it from a city or job you have had enough of, a relationship that did not work out the way you had hoped, or a rejection letter from a magazine that you deemed your story a perfect fit for.
“I have a really hard time with my anxiety when everyone around me is sick, because I’m a bit of a hypochondriac. On the one hand, I don’t want to show people how freaked out I am that they’ll make me sick, but I also sometimes can’t help it.”
Maybe you don’t see it right now. I know it definitely doesn’t feel like it but you are. There is someone who loves you and wants you to be OK.
“The past can hurt, but the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it” – The Lion King
I don’t ever mean to pull away. It’s never malicious. It isn’t because I hate someone, or that I’ve decided my life is better without them. It’s because my f*cking brain says, “You’re done for a while. Go hibernate, ya weirdo.”
Why does poetry get such a bad rap? Why are we quicker to pass on it, call BS on it, or assume it has no place in the modern day?
There’s no “avoiding” the anxiety – there’s only embracing the moments when something beautiful distracts you from it.
And now, I realize that if I wake up in fear, it is just another opportunity to practice growing out of it.
ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS take time for yourself!
I lied to everyone when I dropped out of college. My friends would text me and I wouldn’t reply. I went into hiding.