As many of you may know by now, or not, I have this thing that keeps me from going out and doing my thang as anyone else normally would. It's called anxiety. I spoke to my doctor to help me find a solution as I did not want to rely on alcohol every time I wanted to be social. It is unhealthy and unsafe. Aside obvious said facts, I also wanted to find the root of the problem so I could reword the memory and find a better management skill.
I am amongst the privileged to have insurance and attend to my mental health so I did.
This being said, please, as a friend, offer your undivided attention to your surroundings. Always be available for your friends. You never know who might need you to just be there. Sometimes that's just what one person needs, someone to be nearby. I know I've been there and I want you to know that I will be here for anyone that needs an ally. Always. Remember, it's okay to NOT be okay. It's okay to ask for help.
Here's a list, as a thank you and recognition to people that stood by my side and could have saved my life without them even realizing it. I don't have words to thank you enough.
In no specific order, except as chronologically as possible:
Jose Manuel Ramirez Joseph Osborn
Juana Hernandez Kevin Kilpatrick
Jonathan Marin Gloria Rangel
Ivan Hernandez Flor Lopez
Gustavo Garcia Spencer Terry
Ulises Rojas Andrea Cortes
Andres Caamano Joshua Scholes
Veronica Sanchez TJ Henderson
And of course, my family, my husband, and our dogs.
I am lucky to have a great support system and I want to pay it forward.
[ ...Relax. Take it Easy. ]