My very first blog post was very personal to me, and I revealed a battle (Anxiety/Panic Attacks) that I’ve been fighting for quite some time behind closed doors. Before I shared it, I thought to myself, “Linnea, you’re revealing your weakness to the world. You’re revealing a sacred secret. Are you sure you want to do this?” I knew that I needed to, and not just for me. But for others out there, who are fighting the same battle, or any battle. I needed you to know that you’re never alone. I needed you to know that it’s ok to talk about it, and that it’s ok to seek help. It’s also ok to not be ok. I needed you to know that it doesn’t define you, and it doesn’t make you weak, or vulnerable. It actually shows just how strong you really are. Strong enough to admit your truth, and to walk in your truth. To own your truth. Do you know how many people are walking around right now at this very moment? Who are in denial, and are refusing to deal with their own shit?? They refuse to deal with the man/woman in the mirror. To acknowledge that you have a problem, and to come to the realization, that you need some help is a huge step in the right direction. So many people keep things bottled up inside until they explode which is not good at all. It’s unhealthy actually. Then after you explode, people want to reach out, and help. They want to take you seriously finally, of course. I understand that we live in a cruel world, where people are quick to shame you, ridicule you, bully you, criticize you, make fun of you, and kick you while you’re down among many other harsh things. A harsh reality it is, yes. But regardless, you have to stand strong in your truth, and remain sturdy. You have to seek the necessary help, and it’s ok. Again, it really is ok to not be ok. However, you can fight this, and you can win. Go, and gather your army first because you will need a rock hard support system. It’s important that you surround yourself with positive, supportive, patient, and understanding people. Then get ready for war. It’s mind over matter. You can win!!!
Be Well! 🙂