At 23-years-old, you’re considered an adult. So, that’s what I am. An adult, a recent college graduate, a girl just trying to find her way after spending three-and-a-half-years in various dorm rooms and four months in another country. I’ve always wanted to start a blog, but I never really knew what I’d talk about. What if people find me boring? What if I have an audience of…one? What if I come off as dorky?
But dorky is cool, my friends. And even though I’ve come to accept it, I’m still a little nervous about sharing my thoughts and feelings about whatever I’m currently thinking of. To start, I’ll say that I’ve had this idea of what I’d blog about for a little while now, but truthfully, I was too afraid to put it out there. My face in the photo above does justice about how I was, and still am, feeling. I was worried. That’s what people with anxiety do. We worry.
My little friend called anxiety creeps up on me whenever it chooses to do so. You’re at home, just relaxing? Cool! I’ll come for a visit. You’re out with your friends having a great time? Oh well, I’m stopping by. You’re going to give a huge speech and project in front of your class? I’ll definitely be there for that!
If you’re anxious, know that you’re not alone. I’ve been dealing with the twists and turns of what comes with this for years now, even though I didn’t like to admit it at first.
When I started this blog, I said I was going to talk about books because I love to read. That is true. It’s the truest words I’ve ever spoken. I do love books, and in fact, reading my favorite stories is something that helps me cope with my anxiety when my little bud gets the best of me.
So yes, I’ll be talking about books. I’ll be talking about my friends. I already did both of those, actually. But I’m here to talk about my experience with anxiety, how I cope, and hopefully I can reach out to others and remind you that you are not alone.
If you’re reading this, thanks a bunch! EYE-OH-YOU chocolate chip cookies If you’re feeling crummy, alone, worried, remember these three things, my friends: breathing exercises are calming, chocolate makes everything better, and you are most certainly loved.
I hope you’ll come along for the ride with me! Besides, it’s a new adventure with some new friends, and that’s exciting, right?