Many Thanks for the Nomination 

Dear world of mine, 

        I have been nominated by a fellow blogger, eddaz, for a Blogger Recognition Award. I want to say thank you for the nomination! I have not been in the blogging world for very long and to be recognized so quickly is simply amazing. It is an extreme confidence booster. It makes me feel as though I’m soaring like a bird.

       I have wanted to start a blog for a long time. I mainly started this blog to reach out to young adults who suffer from anxiety and provide a little insight from my own experiences. My hope is to one day be a source of positive influence and to motivate those with anxiety to see that good can come from an overactive brain. I believe all forms of anxiety are, quite frankly, horrible, but I also believe there can be hidden positives linked to anxiety as well.

       My advice to new bloggers is always write pieces about something you love or are passionate about. The more passionate you are about what you are writing, the more the reader can get a true glimpse of your personality. Stay true to yourself and write what you want to write about, not what you think others want you to write about.

        I would like to nominate Oh, the Places We See for this award. They showed me much kindness when I first started my blog.

Thought Process

Dear world of mine,

        I wish I could tell you that I have everything figured out. That my life is as easy as sitting my ass on the couch and watching a movie. I wish I could tell you that everyday I don’t suffer from mind crippling effects of anxiety, low confidence, and textbook over-thinking. I could speak to you all day about the things I wish I’d done differently, but I would rather speak to you about a few things I’ve learned, and a few things to be thankful for.

        Don’t get me wrong, anxiety and over-thinking is not something I would willing choose to live with but it sure can put a different perspective on everyday situations and different encounters with those around you.

        I’m thankful for the extra bit of compassion that flows through my brain, it’s easy, world of mine, to feel compassion for someone when your brain can simmulate exactly how that person is feeling. My anxious mind can make me feel as though I’m right there next to that person, in their situation, when in reality I have nothing to do with any of what they’re dealing with. So now, when I choose to do something, I try my very best not to do something I wouldn’t want done to me.

        I’m thankful for the constant challenge of being in a crowded place, engaging in small talk, or even just going out in public. Without these challenges I wouldn’t be who I am today.

        I could have chose not to apply for a job just because I was scared to talk with a stranger, I could have chose not to join a sports team just because people would be watching me, I could have chose not to start taking photographs just because I could be judged for my work. There are a lot of things in my life I could have chose not to do “just because”. If I never would have done any of those choices, I wouldn’t have had the chance to work at one of the most rewarding jobs, I never would have met some of my best friends, and I never would have found my favorite hobby.

        It’s the chances I took and the constant challenges I battle that make me who I am, and for that I’m so grateful, because without them who knows how this darn world of mine would be.