Hi, I'm a 20-year-old girl who struggles a lot with anxiety and panic attacks. A few years ago I was diagnosed with an eating disorder and depression, but later anxiety has become a bigger problem.
I'm a first year nursing student, I really like school and find nursing super interesting, so that's great :) I love reading and writing my own original stuff, I also used to play the piano, but after moving out of my mom's house I haven't had the opportunity to do so. When I was younger I also really enjoyed horseback riding, at one point I practically lived at the stables, but right now I can't afford lessons.
I kind of feel like I'm in a good place with my life right now, but my panic attacks are giving me a lot of trouble. I think it's mostly due to the sexual abuse I was a victim of as a child, because that's something I haven't really been able to process yet, and don't feel comfortable talking about it even with my therapist (she's great though). Socially I'm struggling since I feel like I don't fit in with my group of friends, and that causes a lot of anxiety. I'm trying to be patient with myself and give myself the time I need to heal, but it's hard when party a lot and are in relationships, and I often feel pressured to be like them.
Looking forward to getting to know all of you :)