Lotsa new people around here, and some familiar faces, too. Hope you're all doing well.
I just had some time and thought I'd say to some of you who are discouraged that it IS possible to make progress with this crap. I have setbacks, of course, but I'm living proof that you can rise from the depths and rebuild your life. Everyone's "answer" is different. I found that medication helps, and that after that I had to go through several stages which I now recognize as "coming to terms" with how I am. These days I no longer write about
it, don't usually talk in forums, or anything like that. Occasionally when I'm having a rough time I feel the desire to come here and spill my guts, but I almost always refrain.
I've found a great person I can talk to on a daily basis about
it. I'd recommend that you find a confidant. Don't just talk about
anxiety with them, either.
open up your life and let them in. I'm not saying that forums or blogging is bad, don't get me wrong. It's just not for me anymore. There was a time when it was very necessary, however, and I'm truly grateful for the support of all the fine people of HW back in the day.
Anyway, these days life is great. As I said, I still have setbacks. For example, life recently became SO great that I started flipping out about
it and regressed for about
a week. To many of you that will sound silly, but once you get to a certain point a regression like that is scary! But it's over. I'll just have to live with it from time to time.
I'm functional professionally and productive creatively. What more can I ask?
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