Dear Health Anxiety,
You have brought me 3 years of fear and frustration, especially in this last year. With my parents divorce, my dogs passing, and the struggles through first semester of college you were always there to hold me back from getting back on my two feet. You were always there to knock me down and make me scared. I wish you weren't around, I wish that you would not be here. Why me? Growing up I was so full of life, I felt as if I was indestructible and invincible but you came along and shattered the person that I once was. You have made me isolated and selfish. You make me worry about myself way too much, and hold me back from caring about others. You make me worry about my physical health, when I really should be concerned about my mental and emotional health. I want you to leave. I want to be happy again. It's hard to hold onto optimism when you're constantly there. I want to be able to go out with my friends and not be anxious and I want to.. I want to live.