Browse Month: May 2017

Finding The One

Finding “The One”

No I’m not talking about marriage here. I am talking about finding the perfect therapist. In my opinion finding the perfect therapist is a lot like dating. Sometimes your personalities don’t match, sometimes they are too assertive, or sometimes they do too much talking. It took me a few tries, but I finally found my perfect match this year. Continue Reading

I'm Taking Back My Life

I’m Taking My Life Back

I remember the first day I had an anxiety attack. I was 23, trying to finish college, and I just got word that graduating was going to be pushed back a bit. I was an education major and the state decided that they no longer wanted to offer what I was minoring in as a program of study. I was basically told that my last four years of work have been for nothing, and I would need to pick up a new area of study if I wanted to graduate. I went into full panic mode. I was already making plans to be done. I already had enough debt. I wasn’t mentally, emotionally, or physically able to handle another year. Even though this change wasn’t my fault, I still felt like a failure. I had to tell my family and friends that I wasn’t graduating on time. Eventually all of the worry, dread, and stress took over. I broke down on my then boyfriend’s living room floor. I couldn’t stop crying, I felt paralyzed, and no matter how many times he told me it was going to be okay, I couldn’t shut my brain off. I never had this feeling of complete loss of control before. Continue Reading