Rough Start


There is nothing like asking the universe for a peaceful, smooth morning to get things jumping. My youngest is dealing with crippling anxiety at the moment. Every morning she gets up and does her best to go to school but it’s a constant struggle. Sometimes she makes it but sometimes she doesn’t. We have tried everything we can think of to counteract this, deep breaths, change of diet, therapy, etc. but so far nothing is working.

Somehow she is managing to maintain good grades and her teachers have been understanding. This morning she was set to meet with her math teacher to go over the end of semester project. She was feeling anxious as always, but then my sister, who was going to drive her, began having that weird eye thing – you know, when there is light at your peripheral vision and you are on the verge of a migraine. Disaster!

Thankfully, it’s worked itself out after a few minutes and some Advil. I’ve emailed an explanation to the teacher, and my daughter has gone to school. My sister is feeling better, and all should be calm, at least for now. The stress however is unbearable! Somehow we have got to come up with a workable solution to this. Life has become needlessly complicated and traumatic. I desperately want to find a way to leave all of this behind and to make 2017 the year when finally everything comes together to bring happiness to my home. Wouldn’t that be lovely?

Have you ever had to deal with anxiety that completely overwhelms you? Have you found a solution? 


About bridgetstraub

Author, Artist & Mom. First novel "Searching for My Wand" was published in December 2011
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