Every cloud has a silver lining

This year has been tough for me. I don’t share a lot of personal things online but I have been struggling a lot with anxiety. I have been on medication since March and had cognitive behavioural therapy to try and retrain my brain.

It has been really rough and I haven’t spoken to many people about it as I was ashamed. I have realised over time that it isn’t something to be ashamed about and I am glad I finally went to the doctor to get the help I needed.

Looking back, I wish I had asked for help sooner. I feel so much better and happier in myself and I am looking forward to a fresh start in 2020 with a new outlook in life. I am where I want to be.

I have a husband that loves me, we have five beautiful pets and a lovely home together and I am content. I couldn’t ask for anything more. Here’s to the cliche new year, new me.

I am still trying to find out the true me, no matter how many hair colour changes I made or tattoos and piercings I got, I was never happy with how I looked. I am now able to look at myself in a different way now and I am happy.

Anxiety had been building up inside for a very long time along with my migraines and I was also diagnosed with the start of depression. Things aren’t always how they seem. You would look at me online or in real life and think I was ok but things were eating me up inside. It really has been a tough year coming to terms with my issues but I really am glad I got the help I need and it took a lot to admit I needed it.

Don’t ever be scared to ask for help. Here’s to 2020 and life getting better….

Sarah x

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4 Comments

  1. January 1, 2020 / 11:32 am

    I started medication and CBT again last year too- it’s definitely not something to be ashamed of! x

  2. January 1, 2020 / 4:17 pm

    You made such an important step for yourself my darling, honestly as long as it helps you, that is all that matters! Be proud of taking an important step for your health!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  3. Ellie
    January 2, 2020 / 6:39 am

    Wow, this is amazing! Doesn’t matter when you done it, just that you have done it. Sounds like you’ve taken some huge steps to help yourself. <3

  4. January 3, 2020 / 1:28 am

    I’m so sorry that you were having such a hard time last year. You did the best thing possible by reaching out and getting help and you have absolutely nothing to feel ashamed about. In fact, you should be proud that you take your health seriously and love yourself enough to do the right thing! I hope 2020 is a bit easier and that it brings you lots of happiness x
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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