It has been one hell of a week! I shared this week on my IG stories that I have been dealing with some pretty heavy anxiety. I wanted to talk about it a bit on here for a few reasons. The first reason is purely for me. I have found getting these feelings out and written down -or in this case typed out- it can be therapeutic. But also, for anyone else who may read this and maybe struggling too.
Social media can be a double edge sword. There are a lot of really great things about it but -in my opinion- one very big downside of it is that it can be very misleading. It can make people seem like life is always perfect and it is not. I want to be transparent with my blog and my sober journey. Yes, getting sober was the best thing I have ever done for myself. Yes, it feels great to be sober today, and yes, a lot of really great things have happened as a result of being sober. But it is not always an easy journey.
The anxiety I have felt the last few days has been overwhelming. In the moments it felt like it was not ever going to end. And while I did not necessarily want to drink, I did want the feeling to go away as quickly as possible and that drink seemed dangerously close. Since getting sober, this is the first really challenging bout of anxiety that I have dealt with. I've dealt with other stressors before but nothing as intense as these last few days.
I have dealt with anxiety on this level before when I was drinking. The biggest difference between then and now is that now I have solutions. Thank GOD! I have a group of very supportive friends and of course my family who I can turn to and encourage me to talk about my feelings and who offer me words of wisdom or a warm hug. Several people reached out on IG with sweet messages and love and you guys have no idea how much it really means to me.
I am still dealing with the anxiety, but it is on a much more manageable level than it was and for that I am so thankful!
I hope if anyone out there is struggling, you read this and know you're not alone! And feel free to reach out! If not to me to someone. And I will always advocate for finding a good counselor/therapist! There is so much to gain from therapy!
Switching gears completely!
Today's look is one that I really love! It is feminine and polished and kept me nice and warm all day! It is easily going to be a look I'll be wearing on repeat all season long!
It is an interesting contrast between the different shades of blue and the dressiness of the skirt and the casualness of the vest. But I am here for it!
The best part? Both pieces are pieces that I have had for a while now! And I am still finding new and interesting ways to restyle them!
I appreciate more than you'll ever know!
Have a great and safe weekend! I will see you on Monday!