Yesterday? Yesterday was by far the most amazing day I have experienced as a blogger.
So many amazing stories, so many beautiful new faces I got a chance to interact with.
Thank YOU all for sharing your personal stories with me, it was a really incredible day for me.
Here is just a small sample of some of the amazing feedback I received, amongst so many personal emails and comments...
Seriously though, I can't express how grateful I am for each and every one of you stepped forward and found a way to make me feel so normal and not alone. This blogging world is really, really amazing.
With all of that said, I think I have one more thing to cover on this topic before I shove it aside and go back to writing about how I returned a stale box of wine last night...
Here is my list of the inevitable facts of being an anxiety sufferer:
**Disclaimer: this is all in good fun and is not meant to be taken seriously what-so-ever.
1. You absolutely did leave the oven on and your house is burning down as we speak.
Also, your hair straighteners, Scentsy warmers, irons, etc. They are all on, even after you've checked them 3 times over before you left the house, and you need to go check just one more time because your house is definitely going to be ashes when you get home and your pets will be gone.
2. Those emails in your inbox will explode permanent ink all over the place, like those security tags, if you do not check it right now.
Yep, that's right, the world can not go on if you don't check your email at 3am, when you wake up tossing and turning, because there is most likely something life threatening in there.
Or, you know, just an email from your long lost Arabian relative who has a large fortune to send you once you respond with all of your personal information.
3. That unsaved number calling you is absolutely an evil monster calling to steal your virtue.
Or your first born, which ever comes first. Yes, unsaved numbers calling your phone are always means for a minor panic attack. I mean, there's no chance it's just a spam caller - even if you are on the national "do not call" list.
4. That semi truck approaching you in the next lane over is absolutely going to tip over on top of your car.
Speed up, immediately think of excuses to tell the cop when you get pulled over and get the hell away from that evil truck. You and your vehicle will be mashed potatoes if that semi gets anywhere near you. Also, don't forget to get out your spare napkins from your glovebox because I know you are perspiring like a whore in church right now.
5. You know that vehicle behind you that just made the exact same 3 turns as you? Yeah, they're absolutely following you.
ABORT MISSION and start making weird turns around the neighborhood until you lose them. This is not a joke, this is serious business. I mean, I know you don't actually watch many scary movies because they evoke many, many feelings of anxiety but this has to be what those movies are about.