I’ve been scared of it all — waking up, going to sleep, going to work, going to school, hanging out with friends. It’s just what anxiety does.

After 30+ years of fighting my own brain I decided enough was enough. I said yes to myself and yes to treatment. I started saying yes to my friends and yes to work. I even said yes to school again! And I got so much in return. I got strength, skills I never would have had, and satisfaction that I DID IT.

It took learning that what happens if I don’t is far worse than what could potentially happen if I do. It’s something you have to experience yourself or you won’t believe me.