I Thought the Worst Was Over
“On the one hand, it’s important to talk about mental health, but on the other hand, people want to see you overcoming. They don’t necessarily want to hear about your anxiety and then hear about it again and again. That’s the messy truth of life: Anxiety, depression, mental illness – they don’t just go away. As scary and as intimidating as it might be, it’s important for us to talk about them over and over and over again.” - Alayna Fender* Overcoming I thought my days of depr
Are You a People Pleaser?
I am a recovering people pleaser. My life used to revolve around making and keeping other people happy. I would worry that if they became the least bit upset with me, they wouldn’t like me anymore, or they would end our relationship and abandon me. I worked so hard for so long at making others happy. I made plans, I organized gatherings, I remembered birthdays, anniversaries and other special moments. I bought cards for Easter, Thanksgiving and Halloween on top of the usual C