Anxiety & depression are feelings I’ve wrangled with for most of my life. I didn’t know it had a name until 2011, but I always knew I rode the emotional roller coaster much more intensely than my friends. I luckily sought help after a doozy of a first year away at college. It was both terrifying and a relief to know there was even a name at all. Now, 8 years later, I still have good days and bad. As do we all regardless. However, since 2011 and the peak of social media, it’s truly a wonderful thing, that so many people have began to speak up and hold peoples hands virtually—through art, photographs, videos and words... and remind us we’re all in this together. We all suffer in someways, and there’s no reason to do it silently. Yesterday was a tower of terror kind of day... just being help at the tip top of the ride and waiting to feel my stomach drop any second. It’s frustrating because, often times, you don’t even know how to pinpoint what started this or what you can do to stop. I’m rambling. I know. But, I guess my point here, check in on your *funny* friends, and if you’re the friend that needs checking in on... go for a walk, drink water, eat something warm and comforting, allow yourself to feel and never feel shame over who you are and what your serotonin levels can make you feel. I see you. I am you. And we’re all just doing our very best.
Woke up today feeling much better, yesterday feeling far away. Life is good. Happy Friday my friends.