With some of the things that’s been going on lately, such as the Boston Marathon bombings, Sandy Hook, and the Aurora theater shooting, a lot of people are full of fear, and rightfully so.
My heart and prayers goes out to everyone affected by all those events, and I mean nothing but respect for them.
But, we can’t let fear control us, you know? We can’t let a few crazy people control our lives. I’ll admit, when I go to a theater, I still glance around, bring a knife in my purse (hey, better than nothing), and figure out possible escape routes. I still get scared when my sister goes to work as a fifth grade teacher.
But do you think the people who lost their lives, would want all of us to be afraid? I don’t think they would. I know if it were me, I wouldn’t want people to have fear. I’d want them to live their lives.
So, don’t let fear stop you from doing things. Just trust in God, and it’s okay to be a little cautious, just don’t let it control you. Fear is not something you’re born with, it’s something you learn, it’s something you take.
I’m signed up to do a 5k this weekend, and I’m going to do it. My mom called and was saying she didn’t want me to do anymore 5ks. But, it’s for a cause that’s special to me (March of Dimes), and I’m not going to let one crazy idiot stop me.
So, go to the theaters, kiss your kids/little siblings before they go to school, and go run. Don’t let fear control your lives, and don’t let the actions of evil people ruin them.
Be fearless, be strong, and carry on.
@7 months ago
#fear #afraid #fearless #strength #strong #life #love #loss
I wish more people could understand it. It’s a very hard thing to live with. I know anxiety doesn’t seem like it would be, but it is. I wish everyone in my life could understand what I go through with it, and how much of a challenge it is. I wish they understood how hard it is to do a lot of the things that’s just normal for everyone else.
I lost a friend today and a lot of it was because she doesn’t understand my anxiety at all.
Anxiety isn’t just getting nervous. Social anxiety is literally having a fear of social situations. I get nervous going to school, work, and even just going to the grocery store sometimes. I take medicine for it which has helped a lot, but nothing can completely take it away. It made me depressed for years. It was a main reason I gained weight. It is what makes me have so many regrets. It’s what makes me so sad, because I fear my future will never be what I want it to be. I’m too scared to make my dreams happen.
Anxiety is a struggle every day. Panic attacks hit at random times and it doesn’t make sense to most people.
So, please, if you know anyone with anxiety problems, be patient with them. You might not understand why, but trust me, we don’t either.
It’s a very hard thing to deal with since most of the people I know have no idea. My mom is the only person who also has anxiety problems that I’m close to. I’m so lucky I do have her.
I hate when people tell me to be a “big girl” or to “just do it”. Hey, I wish it were that easy! I wish I could be a big girl and do it. And I try my hardest to do just that, but I can’t be strong 100% of the time.
Anyways, random rant. I know this has nothing to do with my fitspo, but it has a lot to do with me.
@2 years ago with 26 notes
#social anxiety #panic #panic attacks #anxiety #fear #future #nervous #social