Today I am reminded of why my anxiety is my blessing. My gift. As many of you know, I am a middle school teacher who is enjoying the last few days of summer break, however, I get a text from my principal asking if I can come in today and meet with a student. This student has an anxiety disorder and needs to meet her teachers to help ease her struggles.
I feel so blessed that I understand this child’s struggle and will be able to help her find ways to cope with it this year. I don’t think many teachers understand the pain of anxiety, especially in middle school, unless they have had it. I feel privileged to be able to draw on my own experiences to be able to help. 🙂