A bit about me and my Anxious but Fabulous Blog....
Having a blog is new to me but after being there for lots of people in my life that live with anxiety and sharing how I still live it fully and fabulously with my anxiety, I feel strongly about sharing my stories, advice, recommendations, and coping skills that I use to get me through each day without medicine. In no way do I think I offer more than others can offer in ways of advice and experiences, and in no way do I think medicine is bad if you need it. I just feel that I can at least put out there what has worked for me through this fun life of mine and maybe, hopefully, it will help others.
A bit about me… My name is Ginger (yes that’s my real name and no I do not have red hair…funny story though my older sister does...I can hear the Ginger jokes' she would have had if my parents had accidentally named her Ginger hehe). I am a 27 year old momma to one adorable one year old that I love more than anything in this whole world (I have successfully kept her healthy, happy and alive for a whole year, wahoo, while still staying upbeat and sane….big points for me).
I am a wife to a Law Enforcement Officer (incredibly proud of my husband for all he does and stands for…especially in this world we live in now that often looks down and misunderstands the goodness of his profession). I am a Teacher of Middle School Special Education students (they are just awesome as is the school I work in). I am an Auntie to 6 nieces and nephews (I only have one sister and I don’t know how she and her husband take care of 6 kids, but they do so effortlessly and amazingly while I’m over here high fiving myself for taking care of one child each day haha). I am both a daughter to my parents (my mom and dad have long been my heroes) and my in-laws (who are awesome).
I live in a very small mountain community in Western North Carolina and feel blessed each day to wake up and call this place my home. I live a wonderful life full of amazing family, friends, co-workers, hobbies, travel, love, and…….anxiety.
I have been aware of my anxiety for the past 5 years of my life and have had to actively work through it. In the beginning I had to work through anxiety multiple times a day, but now I have to work through anxiety maybe weekly or monthly. I have found what works for me and I hope this blog entertains you and makes you laugh, makes you feel validated in your thoughts, makes you feel normal and sure of yourself , makes you reflect on yourself, shows you that you can overcome your fears, helps you think of something you can do for yourself to help you cope with anxiety if you have it, and I would be honored if it inspired you.
It is going to hard to be so open and raw about my life with all you reading. However, I remember praying and saying that if God would see me through this and help me just be to be okay again (which he did and then some) that I would share what I went through. Many times throughout this journey I wondered if I was crazy and if anyone else was going through what I was going through. The answer is most certainly a big old YES but in the moment it doesn’t feel that way. In the moment I felt alone, scared, misunderstood, and less than I actually was. No one talks about this subject openly with others, which is shame because it can do so much good to just talk and feel understood. I feel as though this is my calling. To share and chronicle how scary and hard my journey was when I discovered that was indeed living with anxiety.
Enjoy reading and leave a comment if you enjoyed it. I only ask that you please be kind in your responses…this is a personal reflection. If you have nothing nice to say then hold your comments. Life is too short to be brought down by unnecessary negativity when it is usually just as easy for a person to just be positive.