Category Archives: anxiety

Mom Stress

I had quite a few jobs before I had kids.  I was a college writing teacher.  I tutored.  I worked in media buying and marketing research.  Prior to that, I waited tables and worked at a retail store.  I was … Continue reading

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One Day I Won’t Be Anxious

Some day I’m not going to worry about what other people think. I’m not going to analyze people’s expressions and words or lack thereof to see what they think of me. If someone tells me they don’t like my opinion, … Continue reading

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What Would You Tell A Younger Version of Yourself?

I’ve been trying to figure out how to start this blog post.  Usually when I write I have an idea of what I want to say, and then I sit down at my computer, and some introduction will come to … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot Anxiety

I’m nervous y’all.  And you can tell I’m nervous because I always use the phrase “y’all” when I’m nervous even though I’ve never lived further south than the Chicago suburbs. But I have people coming over to take my picture … Continue reading

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Let Your Light Shine

I wrote a few weeks ago that I was having difficulty with the idea of blogging.  I was letting all of the negative comments get to me.   Some of these comments were written, but most of them never actually … Continue reading

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Post Trauma Fun

So it has been just over two months since TJ was admitted to the hospital. Two months since I saw him lying on the floor after collapsing at Urgent Care.  Two months since I followed the ambulance wondering what was taking … Continue reading

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Setbacks Are Not Destiny

A few years back I gave birth.  It was glorious and amazing and more than I ever could have hoped it could be. And then it wasn’t. I remember bits and pieces from that time like pieces of a jigsaw … Continue reading

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Lost in a Panic Attack

I’ve read a lot about panic attacks.  The racing heart, the fast respirations, the feeling that one might be dying. And when I do have a panic attack, I do get those first two symptoms.  In fact, I’ve been struggling … Continue reading

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Today I Broke

And today I broke. I just walked in my backdoor, closed the bathroom door, got in the shower, and started crying – that big, ugly, guttural cry that is so very unattractive and yet so very necessary at times. There … Continue reading

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Messy Feelings

I’ve been sad lately.  Quite sad.  A lot of things, honestly, have been making me feel this way, but I haven’t had pretty words to dress the ideas up in, and so I’ve let them slide past. Unfortunately, ideas and … Continue reading

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