"It's raining and I'm cranky," outfit.

I’ve had a LONG week—good, but long. So I’m thankful for comfy dresses I can throw on and not think twice. Thanks to Lulu’s for another great maxi dress!

The mood outside today matched mine—dark, rainy, and cloudy.

To be honest, I am so tired and so far behind I’m in the front. I’m so grateful for all of God’s blessings on my life, but today anxiety took over, again. So, I want to share what anxiety is for me so those who experience it too, know that you are not alone and there’s nothing wrong with you. You will overcome.

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Isolation. I want to be alone.

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Overthinking.

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I want to run away for a while.

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Next level fatigue.

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Can’t focus.

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Constant state of worry.

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Irritable + OCD that is very REAL.

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Overthinking things I can’t change.

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Am I good enough?

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Type A. I have to be the best at everything, even if it kills me. Everything has to be perfect.

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Knowing God is on my side—and I will overcome again. Anxiety has helped me learn more about God than any other life experience.

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Knowing I’m not alone, there’s nothing wrong with me, and I’ll overcome again.

Anxiety is real and it’s different for everyone. Some say I just need to “toughen up.” Anxiety is a mental illness—no different than any physical illness. Anxiety is nothing to be ashamed of. I was ashamed for so long—anxiety is not a sin. The more candid I have been about my anxiety, the more people have reached out asking for help. The only way we can help others is to keep talking about it and helping one another through the hard times. You’re not alone, there is nothing wrong with you, and you will overcome!