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What Anxiety Makes Me

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Dear anxiety:

You make me feel like a hollow shell of who I really am.

You make me feel like less of a person.

You make me feel isolated and alone.

You make me doubt my faith.

You make me question everything.

You make me miss important life events.

You make my heart pound.

You make me feel faint.

You make my head hurt.

You make my stomach ache.

You make my body sick.

You make my spirit sick.

You make my life toxic.

You make me feel like less of a mother.

You make me feel like less of a wife.

You make me realize I need help.

You make me realize I don’t have to live this way.

You make me determined to overcome.

You make me determined today is the day.

You make me determined you will not win one more moment of

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Originally published: March 22, 2016
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