I’m very aware that this is the only shot at life I’ll get, and I often fear that I’m not making the most of this, as irrational as this may sound

Keywords: lifestyle

That’s a long time ago, she observes. I nod, but it’s true. That’s the last time I felt undiluted happiness, untouched by doubt, anxiety or fear. Since then, there has always been something to worry about, something to take the edge off something great. Will you try and focus on being happy with your life as it is? Perhaps stop waiting for it to get better? I sigh. Yes. I’ll try.

https://anextroversion.com/2021/09/16/the-pursuit-of-happiness

These are my recent thoughts, take it or leave it

Keywords: depression , emotions , fear , hopelessness , life , lost , wonder

I fear that I’ll never find that soulmate and have another family. I’ve always gravitated toward people who have maternal traits or who possess a comforting and guiding trait. I fear to never allow someone in my life who would see that I am full of love and I can give back. I fear that my past limits my future. I fear that I cannot be transparent about the obstacles in my life that have shaped who I am today. I fear that I will not have an impact on people. I fear that I will never want to show love and accept love because of simply it not working out. I fear having expectations because I have continuously been dissapointed. I wonder if hope and prayer is just this false illusion that comforts us in the moments of despair and hopelessness. I’ve always referred to myself as a meandering lost soul. I continue to search for what my passion and drive is, but not certain of how to apply it to make me successful.

https://ellhines.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/fear

I will hit publish before my anxious self can get in the way and put fear in me to either not post or save this as a draft

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I want to push out of my routine and create a new one. A new routine where I write and take photos in addition to working. A new me where if I don’t get my workout in but laughed and played with my family instead I am ok with that. If I want to take some photos the dishes can wait. It’s easy for me to say but harder for me to do as I struggle with OCD and anxiety. I don’t want my children to grow up OCD or anxious like me. I want to encourage my children to grow and explore things and showing them is the best example. My son loves to write and so do I. I am always encouraging him to write but never taking my own advice. So here I am writing.

https://purplemessmom.family.blog/2021/08/06/take-my-own-advice

Some days are just plain tough and that’s okay, there are going to be days that you don’t have it completely under control but cut yourself some slack and don’t take it personally

Keywords: life + style , self care and worthiness , anxiety , helplines , postpartum , postpartum anxiety , self care

Remember you are not alone in this – so many these days suffer from anxiety, seek support from others when you need it, there is nothing to be ashamed of. Reaching out shows strength and also demonstrates bravery for speaking out.

https://justyouraveragerose.com.au/2021/08/09/anxiety-acknowledging-my-anxiety-and-knowing-you-can-overcome-it

Fifty percent of the time I second guess myself

Keywords: Growth , personal development , self-growth , learning to accept , loving yourself , self-growth , smile

Now I know times have changed, really weird for a twenty five year old to say, but I know everyone is on there phones more now than ever. I know so many people, photographers, businesses, even kids use their phones for photos and videos and heck, even creating whole new businesses, but we all struggle with what people think at times. I struggle with my own internal self saying how no one would think my work was cool, or how family would think I was weird for always wanting to take photos of everything. And truth be told, yeah people probably do judge, my friends and family probably do have thoughts as to why I want photos but its not for them. My photos, my work I created isn’t for them! It’s taking something I have in my head and making it real. It’s making myself smile and feel good for doing something I wanted to do. Like this message to you. I tried to take a photo this morning of my relaxing spot, cause ya know it made me happy, and that’s when I heard the voice. So I stopped, then I thought, “why am I doing this to myself?” I am literally the only one here and I’m making my own self feel horrible for simply taking a photo of what made me smile? So in the midst of my morning routine I stopped to write this message cause it was in my head and I felt like it needed to come out. It helps make me feel better to express these thoughts. I dont know, maybe it’ll help you too? Maybe it’ll help encourage you that it doesnt matter for anyone but you what you allow yourself to do, to feel, to think and express. Maybe this will help spark a fire to go express yourself in any way that makes you smile. Maybe you send this to a friend cause thats your way of expressing and helping others. I don’t know, maybe you don’t do anything.

https://healinghouse.home.blog/2021/07/13/take-the-picture

I want control and I don’t have it

Keywords: blog post , empowerment , fear , healing , self awareness , spirituality , stuck , worry

The mind is nuts. The awareness will return. Things will move forward when they are supposed to and it will all be fine. I know that. But for today, for right now, the mind is exploring the world of doubt and fear because it’s familiar and comfortable, and that’s okay too.

https://laurabungarz.ca/i-had-control

I feel like I am ready to try something a little bit out of my comfort zone – sharing some of my writing

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I have suffered with anxiety my whole life, for most of this time I wasn’t aware what was happening was actually anxiety. I just thought it was me, I’ve always been a worrier, there are definitely periods in my life where it has been a lot worse than other times and I am starting to be able to decipher which is which. I am learning that the more I allow myself to just be, to chase my own dreams and to allow the universe to guide me, the less anxiety I carry. Once I start putting myself under the pressure of what society expects of me, I move out of alignment. And each time I think of something I’d like to do, I tell myself there’s no way I could do it (including starting this blog). While I will be spending a lot of time telling you all to trust your gut, that process is always on going and each scary step that succeeds takes me one step further from that self limitation. Nothing happens overnight, but with a little bit of faith in the jump, a lot of wonderful things can happen.

https://journeytome.blog/2021/12/14/who-i-am

I want to learn to approach a very complex process with the mind frame I sometimes approach leaving my house when I think im forgetting something

Keywords: adventure , bicycle touring , cycling , lifestyle , solo travel

I ask “Do I have my keys, my wallet, and ’third item’?” The third item usually depends where I’m headed- if camping, a sleeping bag; if to work, my ID. The logic being is that If I can get somewhere, have a means to identify myself or pay for something, and perhaps one other necessary item, I can probably solve any problem. This usually allows me to simplify my day and calm any worries.

https://chroniclesofamelissa.wordpress.com/2021/04/17/intention-intencion

I want to continue farming, but not at the breakneck pace I have been doing

Keywords: inspiration , beautiful life , changing fear , creating a beautiful life , fear , gratitude , hope , joyful living , news , pursuing happiness , social media , thankful , what if , writing

I don’t want to grow, preserve, and live like I won’t be able to go to the grocery store. I want to farm to create really great food to share with my family. We broke through the fear of “what if” and bought a truck.

https://creatinglabellevie.com/2020/11/24/fear-into-joy