I Am Not Winning Today

I Am Not Winning Today

The Real Me

 

We all have a friend that’s always upbeat, happy, sees the world through the proverbial “glass is half full” lens, right? Well for me, that’s my friend Christie. As long as I’ve know her (about 16 years) she’s been this way. As a matter of fact, it annoyed me at the beginning. But then we started talking while planning a mutual friend’s bridal shower and I realized we were more alike than different; and from there, a sisterhood was born. We hung out, traveled together, swapped dating horror stories and dating success stories (okay, more horror than success…unfortunately). Never would I have imagined that my beautiful, vibrant, carefree friend was anxious and depressed. Sure we talked about disappointments and heartbreak but either she did a really good job of covering up her feelings or I did a really bad job of not looking past the surface. That’s why Christie’s story is an important one to share, because perhaps we all need to do a better job of seeing, and I mean really seeing, one another.

  • Thanks for sharing. It’s great to see people speaking up about their anxiety so that others feel less alone. I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in my early 20s and I honestly didn’t fully grasp the meaning of that until about ten years later. And I’m realizing how much my actions are aligned with this mental illness. Like your friend, I try to keep it positive but sometimes, anxiety can be overwhelming and like you’re in a glass coffin (great analogy). Unfortunately, I am unable to watch the full interview right this second but I plan on hopping back on to view because it’s comforting to know that I’m not alone. So thanks again for sharing this and thanks to your friend for her willingness to be so open and honest.

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