I’m not sure what I’m waiting for, but I’m waiting!

Keywords: anxiety , covid , covid19 , lockdown , lonely , new normal , restrictions , social anxiety

I sometimes feel a pang of relief when the few plans that I have get cancelled. I feel a bit guilty about that, like there is an expectation now that I should feel grateful for the opportunities that we have and I must pack my diary to the brim with events and occasions. As an extroverted introvert, I’ve often battled with wanting plans and wanting to cancel plans. I think lockdowns and restrictions took the pressure off this for those like me!

https://grimandtonic.home.blog/2021/07/05/anyone-else-feeling-stuck-in-lockdown-limbo

I am not where I thought I would be in my life

Keywords: anxiety , books , crisis help , depression , frogger , goodreads , help , helplines , mental health , ptsd , reaching out , suicide prevention

While I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE my books, I love my child: I thought that by now that I would not be where I am but in a better space. I could be in a worse one but I do not feel like I am where I should be. I absolutely love my kid and would do anything for them( I only have one but I feel like using this identifier for the moment).

https://ravinscarface.wordpress.com/2021/07/05/reaching-out

I have serious anxiety when I find myself in sexual situations, and anything negative that I experience during this time will cause me to unconsciously repress any sexual desire I feel for that person unless it is addressed

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I want to move forward, keep trying, face rejection, if need be, speak up whenever I have a serious problem such as this one and never settle for something that is pitifully lacking compared to what I had in mind.

https://robotpoetgirl.com/2021/06/12/sexually-awkward

I’ve got time to savor it

Keywords: at home , garden , savor , summer

In years past, once spring began, I was impatient for summer. I felt it would never arrive. The little sprouts of green in March excited me when they first appeared, but they weren’t enough. I wanted the full floral bloom of July. I wanted petals and blossoms and flower spikes. I wanted blazing stars, daisies, mikweeds, zinnias. I wanted heat and butterflies. I wanted it to be June in April.

https://andreabadgley.blog/2021/06/11/slow-down-summer

People assume I’m stupid

Keywords: Depression , Mental Health , Bipolar Disorder , Anxiety , Mental illness , Bipolar , Mental Hospital , Sexism , health , mental health awareness , discrimination , ableism

He knew a lot and I felt I couldn’t lie to him. I’ve lied to other clinicians because, honestly, I didn’t trust them. I was afraid they’d throw me in a hospital against my will again.

https://themadroad.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/i-feel-like-im-not-being-listened-to

I want to create a place that is safe and positive and where I can also share my knowledge and insight and maybe help someone else

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My name is Angie and I am from a small town in Iowa. I was born and raised in the same town and have only live a little bit of my life in towns nearby. I am creating a place where I can share my journey on the road to healing and finding peace. I have lived with depression and anxiety most of my life and feel like it is time to share and help others with their journey.

https://bravespiritfiercemind.wordpress.com