I allowed the emotions to visit me because it’s healthy to remember from where and how far you’ve come. Not only to pat myself on the back for my progress but also as continued motivation.
I only stayed there for a very short while; a few minutes at best. It’s not healthy to stay there any longer. It’s in the past and serves no great purpose. Instead, I began thinking about what it took to break the anxiety. Not only learning the lessons of how to be healthier mentally but also to begin putting those lessons into practice.
One of the things I promised myself was I would never lead my life with fear again.
Thanks for joining me! Please let me introduce myself! My name is Michelle. This is a photo of me before my life fell apart. Then, I would have continued my introduction by saying, ‘I am a full time career woman and a proud mother’. I likely would have boasted about the hard work I’ve done throughout my 15 year career in the financial industry. How I’ve built a respectable reputation as a hard working, passionate professional. Through no fault of any employer, what I wouldn’t have told you about is the stress, anxiety, and my inability to maintain a healthy work/life balance. I’ve simply always put too much pressure on myself and in hindsight, am certain I suffered from some sort of anxiety disorder. This is a photo of me now.