An Open Letter From a Girl Living With Anxiety

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Hi everyone! Today’s post is a little different. One of my dear friends wrote a letter that she wanted to share anonymously on Lovely Dusk.  Please read, share and spread the love.

To Whom it May Concern,

Unless you have anxiety don’t say you “understand.”  I don’t even understand it.  I can’t tell you why some days are harder than others. I can’t tell you why some days all I want to do is cry, while others I feel on top of the world. I can’t tell you why one small comment can change how my day is going. I can’t tell you why I’m always afraid everyone in my life is going to leave me, so I just push them away first. I can’t tell you, because I don’t understand it myself.

I don’t understand why some days I love myself and others I hate myself. I don’t understand why my mind never stops questioning why those in my life don’t hate me, or find me annoying, or push me to the side.

Here are the things I can tell you:

I can tell you that I would do anything for my friends and family. That I love with all my heart. That all I want to do is make those around me happy even when I can’t find happiness myself.

I can tell you that I know how to have fun. I value the people in my life more than anything.

I can tell you that it would be hard to find a friend that cares as much as I do.

I can guarantee that if you ever texted me and said “I just need someone right now” whether it’s someone to talk to, someone to distract you, someone to sit with, someone to make you smile, someone to cry with, or someone vent to, I’d be there.

I can tell you that I’m a good friend. I’m someone worth having in your life. All I want is to make everyone around me happy, and sometimes I forget about myself in the process.

I may have anxiety. I may have bad days, but I’m still worth it. 

You don’t have to say you understand. Just be there. Be there on the days I’m too busy caring for everyone else to care for myself. Be there when I need someone to talk to, cry to, vent to, or forget with. Just be there.

 

Sincerely,

A Girl Living With Anxiety

 

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