There comes a time when you just have to accept the hand that you were dealt. I guess I am finally there when it comes to accepting my anxiety.
I have been open about my mental health issues (anxiety and depression) since I was officially diagnosed with them many years ago. I don’t believe they are something to hide or be ashamed of, it’s just part of who I am. But that is what I have decided to accept! My anxiety makes me, me!
I have worked so hard at being a “normal” person! Someone who can go with the flow, who doesn’t stress over every small detail, or has to analyze every situation. But that person isn’t me and it never will be! I am almost positive that my anxiety is the driver behind a lot of good things in my life. I am an ambitious, outgoing, individual who is always looking to grow and in my book those are great attributes! If I completely got rid of my anxiety I bet some of the things I love about myself would go too. I don’t want that!
I want balance! And I am happy to say I am getting there. I am in a better place than I have been in years. A lot of things play into me finding balance, admitting that I needed to talk to a therapist and my primary care physician, starting medications, and realizing that my anxiety is what makes me, me!
I hope those of you reading this that have anxiety can see that your anxiety makes you, you! Accept and be proud of who you are!!!!