Today I drove  my brother to the airport at  Las Vegas, which is a few hours from where I live, and I had zero anxiety! It was such a smooth and relaxing drive, which I really needed since my time as been devoted to caring for my newborn daughter – She stayed at home with daddy. listened to music and sang as loud as I could! It was fantastic! 

Two and a half years ago, On a family trip to Vegas, I was unable to get on a bus because it induced a panic attack. It was a really low moment for me because I had never let my family see how bad my anxiety had gotten. However, shortly after the event, I decided to take a huge step and talk to my doctor about what I can do to help. He started medication, Paxil, and it was the best decision I ever made. I have not had a panic attack since that vacation! 

So today felt really special since, considering what I had experienced two years earlier, I was able to relax and drive! 

Yay for small victories! 

Weekly Anxiety Review

This week, at work, was very stressful. I have been given more responsibility. Since I have been stretching myself in so many different directions I have put my own responsibilities, I have felt very stretched to just catch up on what I needed to do. Today I felt it all press down on my shoulders and I experienced some anxiety. A few people at work know about my struggle so they instantly recognized what was happening and they were so wonderful! I took a little 10 minute break and had some laughs and then I was able to go on with my day without anxiety dragging me down.

I am just so happy that I am at the point in my life where having a small anxiety moment doesn’t ruin my entire day or week, or month. I am feel empowered! It feels amazing to start having control over something that has always had control over me!