In 2016, my anxiety and the obsessive way I try to deal with it hit its peak. But, it was also the year that I managed to take a step back and start to regain some semblance of perspective — it was the year I started to understand what was healthy for my mind and what wasn’t.
My anxiety is a stranger intruding our house. He smashes family photos by accident, loots all jewelries with intent.
My body is the house I grew up in
Through her windows, I get to see
Through her chimney, I get to breathe
Her foundation always supporting me
Your time on this planet is limited, so it is in your best interest to understand these brutal truths about life right now so that you put things in perspective and live your life with a higher purpose in mind.
Growing up, I always got these questions – “What are you? Where are you from?” I proudly would respond, “San Francisco! I’m from California.” They would narrow their eyes at me and say, “No, but where are you FROM?”
I tried to be normal and I failed. Believe me, I wish I could succeed at being normal.