I’m so glad this resonated with you, Elena. I have been in the same position you’re in and it does get easier, I promise. In addition to getting comfortable with alone time, maybe it would help to find a social group in your area (Facebook and Meetup.com are great places to start :). SO much love to you.
It’s incredible, right? We treat a broken leg or other visible physical illness or injury with such importance but our mental health is treated as an afterthought — which I think influences the idea that it’s “normal” to be experiencing depression/anxiety symptoms. In reality, so many people would have better experiences of life if only they could…
I feel ya there, Jason. That initial period between starting and waiting for it to build up to therapeutic levels is an interesting one. I hope you start feeling it soon. In the meantime, just know you’re not alone!
Bianca, this resonates with me so much right now. I’ve been in a huge funk trying to figure out what my “calling” is and it has left me in quite a state of frustration and confusion. Reading this gave me a fresh perspective! Thank you!