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Anxiety: The aftermath of doing something new.

It's taken a few weeks to post this as I wanted to get my depression blog posts complete.

I'm new to vlogging and have a lot to learn, however no frills, no editing... this is me.

I was battling with myself whether to post this or not. The blog won.

I shouldn't be afraid of being open about my anxiety.

For me, anxiety is this terrifying fear that something bad is about to happen at any moment. It's not being in control and it's the inability to feel safe and at ease.

Going to London on Friday was a HUGE deal for me. It was the first time I've been away by myself in I don't know how long.

My anxious spirals all end with me dying, it's stupid, completely irrational and really difficult to control.

I'll go into more detail about my anxiety in another post. I just wanted to share this vlog to show you how I'm feeling this morning.... please excuse the sniffing!!!

Natalie x


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