Anxiety played a major role in my life from childhood until my late 20’s. Don’t get me wrong, I still deal with anxiety now as I navigate my mid 30’s and all the challenges that come with growing up, but it doesn’t run my world anymore.
That didn’t happen overnight. I had countless panic attacks, quit several jobs, ran away from love and self-medicated with drugs, alcohol and any other substance I could consume in excess, for many, many years. I did everything I could to run away from my anxiety and pain.
It wasn’t until I found myself in a mental health emergency ward, ready to end it all, that I finally decided to turn toward it. Because…I had nowhere else to go but in.
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