My route to happy. Using creativity as an outlet for anxiety and depression.
After years of struggling with anxiety and depression (and finding no relief in counseling), I finally turned to medication. And while I had never wanted to take that path, it was my only option at the time. But a few years later, the medication lost its effect and I was faced with a choice: try a new medication or try a new way of life.
So I decided to find a different type of counselor, one who would help me learn new skills to cope, and possibly heal. After being with this new counselor for a few months, I decided that I wanted to share my journey with others.
This journey is hard. Finding the power to overcome anxiety and depression takes work. It takes energy. It takes courage. And some days that’s a lot to ask of myself. And some days it’s easier just to sit on the couch and watch television. But I need to take the hard path. I need to make myself accountable. Because I want to get to a place where I can find strength simply within.