How do you deal with something that you’ve had as long as you can remember?
You had been eager to go out, to see your family and friends, but now, you feel numb, completely unfeeling.
The truth is, we really are a compilation of all the people we have ever loved, of all the people we have ever been seen and held by.
I am quiet. I keep to myself. I remain inside of my comfort zone.
Everyone has anxiety. You are not a unicorn. You are just someone who is more self-aware of what you do and do not want to feel.
The truth is, I feel lost. I feel swallowed by my emotions, by feelings of insufficiency, doubt, and panic. I find it difficult to get through my day; I have to consciously push away negative feelings and angry impulses.
The sadness won’t last forever. Yes, there will always be waves. Even though there are times we feel utterly helpless and confused and hurt, there will also be the times we feel like we have made it.
When I am around my friends, I never shut up. I am the loudest one in the room.
I can’t help but feel like all of a sudden, an overwhelming amount of people have claimed to be an anxious person.
Sometimes, I will sit in my towel for hours to avoid leaving the house.