My story begins about the middle of my senior year in high school. I had to do a presentation and knew I was not going to have it. I felt all anxious and had a complete panic attack in front of my class. I ran out and never returned to class again. I decided to hide and use avoidance, but it still came back. I went to my art teacher’s classroom and realized that where I wanted to be was in the art studio!!!
I am 21, and I have survived by listening to music and following my heart, not my anxiety. I work on my ceramic sculptures, and they are the most beautiful things that make me happy, and I want to do more!!! I am also seeing a cognitive behavioral therapist for my anxiety, and it is helping me. I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel, and know that I have survived and will continue to survive and be social!!! God has given me a life of love and happiness, and I will “reach out” and say I am not perfect and never was before. It’s all feelings that no one can see or feel!!! Jesus loves you, and so do I!!!! <3