Thursday, February 28, 2008

Anxiety




Yup - I suffer from it. It comes and it goes and I never know when it will be back. I hate it, hate it, hate it, but there's not much I can do about it except breathe in and breathe out and let it pass. It just started again a couple of weeks ago, for no reason (or none that I could see). I take it one day at a time. I have good days and not so good days. Today was a bad day but I made it through ok. One way for me that helps, is to think of a happy place or a happy moment in my life. I think that might be why I take some many photos!! To remind me of all the good times and all the beautiful places I have been!!! I can't wait for Spring!! :) I took those pictures last Summer in a park near home... Have been back in the Winter... should post the difference!! ;)

26 comments:

Nicole said...

yes you should post the difference. Anyway, thanks for sharing that about yourself. I suffer terribly also from anxiety. It's nice to know we aren't alone.

cherie said...

hope tomorrow is a better day !!!!
nice photos

Amy said...

I'm sorry you're having anxiety, I hope it goes away quickly! Great shots, I'm loving that second one. What are those boards?

Jess said...

I completely understand! I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks too... they don't need a reason to turn our lives upside down! *hugs*

The photos are beautiful... that lake is so serene and peaceful. Definitely looks like a "happy place"!

Liz said...

Lovely photos! I too am waiting not so patiently for spring.

Margaret said...

I am so sorry you struggle with anxiety. I really like those shots you posted today. They look so green and beautiful.

cari said...

Hope you have a better day tomorrow! I love that second shot!!!
Cari

Becky said...

Fellow sufferer checking in, and it does suck! Mine's been under good control for quite some time now, but I even have fear about having the fear, kwim? Hugs to you. I hope you get through this bout soon. The days just seem endless when you're suffering, don't they? Hugs again.
(P.S. Beautiful photos!)

Mom2Drew said...

I'm sorry that you struggle with anxiety. That can be so debilitating. Beautiful greenery in your photos.

Gypsy Girl said...

Sending (((hugs))) your way. Great color in these shots.

Angela2932 said...

I'm sorry anxiety is harassing you these days, but I think you got it just right about the breathing. . . So, even with a tough day, you took an extraordinary picture! I love that second photo! It's beautiful. I love the boards, the green, (oh, the green!!!!), and the flowers off to the left front corner. Beautiful compositon!

mel said...

ooh, it's beautiful! these photos convey how peacefull it is!

Angela2932 said...

Just reread your journaling. . . because I wanted to now where it was green like that now!!! Oh, last summer. . . I think we're all longing for places like that about now. . .

Michelle said...

what a beautiful shot. i sure hope the peaceful feeling you managed to catch helps you a little. hope you're better soon!

Jaime said...

I feel ya! I've had anxiety in the past and it just feels like a 20lb. weight on your chest! hope it alleviates soon. beautiful shots!

Kristina said...

I'm sorry you suffer with anxiety! I like your second photo. Is that a walkway? It's so pretty.

Debbi said...

What a great way to help ease your anxiety! I think it is wonderful that you are able to share and talk about your anxiety - I'm sure it will help others who struggle with this as well!

Reds said...

You guys are so great!!! Thanks so much for the nice words - it really helps!!

Mom2Aliyah said...

Sorry to hear about the anxiety and I hope you have a better day today. Your photos are absolutely stunning...I love all that green and with so much white around here lately, it's a great refresher that Spring will be here soon :)

Chris Harrell said...

I love the shapes in that second one...I was struggling just because I couldn't walk into the computer and try walking on them myself! :) You made that seem so real!

Scrapper88 said...

Thats such a neat park!! Sorry to hear about the anxiety :) Im right there with you with stress. Stinks!! Looks like such a happy place, I love the walkway in the second one.

Janae and Travis said...

I love that first shot. It is really vibrant, you nailed the color on those greens. Nicely done.

Travis

Shanna Jones said...

Great photos. Love the shapes in the last one.

Mandy said...

Those are so beautiful photos. I am so sorry you are struggling with this, and I am sure that you will fight your way through it.

Tori said...

I go through anxiety and panic attacks myself... not so much since I quit working though, thankfully. These are very peaceful!

Sharon said...

I have anxiety on top of depression. Looking at these photos makes me smile. Hang in there!