Oh Mary! I understand. You and I share similar childhood experiences. My debilitating anxiety comes and goes and is so frustrating for me. It does help to come here and read your wonderful words - sheer poetry and soothing to my soul. Thank you for that!
Anxiety and that feeling of dread are debilitating. I am sorry that this time of year is hard for you . Sadly this is the case for many people . Sending you my warmest wishes Mary. Wish I lived near h you so I could have a cuppa and a walk with you
I had some good chats with my spouse over the past few days...reminiscing about my growing up years as I enter the second half of year 49 here..(!) I wondered at some of the characteristics of my middle- and high school years and he just popped in a one word answer- stress. He went on to clarify that all the things I had told him just shouted that out, and you know I wanted to cry because he was right and I had never seen it...damn it. I was shaky for a day or so after that. This time of year is a trigger for so many, and I place myself in that number. Hugs. Hugs all around, and hot cups of tea for everyone...spike it if you like it. Carroll
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