As my first post, I guess I’d better start by introducing myself a bit and sharing what’s going on in my life at the moment. I’m 22 and in a Masters program to get certified to teach. I have struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember, although it wasn’t until fairly recently that I acknowledged it as such. I have yet to seek a formal diagnosis because at this point, I don’t think it is severe enough for me to need medication, but I’m aware that I will eventually need to talk to someone about it to prevent it from getting worse. I need to come to terms with it myself and find the courage to talk to my family about it before taking the next step. Currently, I am able to manage it myself through a combination of healthy eating, exercise, supplements, mindfulness and breathing techniques.
I am an introvert, which means that I spend a lot of nights at home alone, unwinding after a long week of all day interaction at work or school. I have some wonderful friends that mean the world to me, but most of them don’t live in the same city as me or work on opposite schedules, so I don’t see them as often as I would like. I’m currently seeing a guy that I went to high school with and then drifted apart from until we recently started talking again, and he makes me smile, but I’m a commitment phobe and I’m terrified of what this is becoming.
Lastly, I’m a quote junkie, so I’m going to end this post with a few of my favourites, some words and images that have gotten me through some rough times and given me the strength to continue.