Anxiety, Life In General

Let’s Talk About: People-Pleasing Anxiety

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I always thought of myself as someone who ‘didn’t care what people think’ (yes, yes, cliché, I know). In reality, everyone cares what people think in one way or another. But because I don’t really care what people think of my clothes or my crazy, tangled bed-head, and I don’t care when I leave the house without make-up, or when servers still literally offer me a child’s menu on a regular basis on restaurants, I thought I was ‘immune’ to caring.  Continue reading “Let’s Talk About: People-Pleasing Anxiety”

Anxiety

Just A Five Minute Drive

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When I was a kid, I would have a breakdown every single time my parents left the house. It doesn’t matter who babysat me – my grandmother, aunts or uncles, that cool teenage girl from my church…nope, didn’t matter. I would cry almost the entire time they were gone. Shake. Panic. Scream. Everyone assumed I had a terrible case of separation anxiety, but I didn’t.  Continue reading “Just A Five Minute Drive”

Anxiety, Faith

Happy Anniversary

Four years ago today, I signed up with WordPress and created this blog. I didn’t have my own domain name, I had no idea what to write about, and my blog header was an owl for some reason. The original name was “Anxious & Awesome” and I never liked that title. I also never thought I would ever publicly share my blog or let anyone know who the author behind these posts were. But a lot has changed in four years. A lot.  Continue reading “Happy Anniversary”

Life In General

What I’ve Learned From Marriage In (Almost) One Year

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Last July, I wrote a post titled What I’ve Learned From Marriage in Two and a Half Months. Now, my husband Jefferson and I have been married for almost one year. Actually, our anniversary is this Monday. I wanted to blog about what I’ve learned since that last post…because boy, it’s been a lot.  Continue reading “What I’ve Learned From Marriage In (Almost) One Year”

Life In General

“Stupid” Fights

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My husband and I get into the stupidest fights. Like, really. I’m sure you’re thinking, “Oh, me and my husband/wife/fiancé/girlfriend/whatever get into stupid fights too!” I’m sure you do. But I honestly think if there was a competition for stupid fights, we would place in the top 10.  Continue reading ““Stupid” Fights”