Iโ€™ve struggled with ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ญ๐™ž๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฎ for most of my adult life.

I remember feeling ashamed to share this part of myself in fear that people would think I was weak, unable to control my thoughts, insecure, and ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต.

I remember canceling plans with friends, dropping out of classes, and completely afraid of making any long term commitments because I constantly lived in fear.

Panic attacks, anxiety, and depression crippled me, took over, and robbed me of many happy moments and opportunities โ€”ย  but hereโ€™s the thing about anxiety/depression it doesnโ€™t make you any less of a person, in fact, it makes you human.

After years of struggling alone I started dealing with my anxiety head-on โ€” I talked about it, I wrote in journals to pinpoint my triggers, I saw an amazing therapist and talked through traumas that affected me throughout my life, confided in close friends + family, and last but not least I made a deal with myself โ€” to never hide the part of me that makes me stronger today and whenever I feel a little down and out I always try to remind myself that ๐™ž๐™ฉโ€™๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™—๐™š ๐™ค๐™ ๐™–๐™ฎ.

Author: Tara
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