Do you feel constantly overwhelmed, even though you’re getting plenty done? Do you feel like you can never achieve success, even when you have achievements? You likely are a highly-functioning anxious person. Today we are going to discuss what high-functioning anxiety (HFA) is, as discussed by someone who has it herself. My Story At a young age it became clear that I was anxious. My dad used to tell me to calm down because otherwise I was going to die of a heart attack at 30.
Hola! Sorry for not being the best blogger in the interwebs, but once all these uni essays are over with, you will have my FULL and UNDIVIDED attention! So, shall we discuss why people aren’t perfect? I feel like we should backtrack to last weekend. As I said two posts ago, I took my SAT last weekend, and the only reason I was happy to do it was so that I could spend time with my BFF afterwards. But that’s only half true. I love Katy and all, but half of the appeal of hanging
For Spring Break I’m in the big city. Being a small town girl, being in the city is my favorite thing ever! People who live in the city don’t appreciate it like I do, as a wonderful, magical place full of great shops and homeless people. I love the city. The reasons are abundant. 1. The Shops. Living in small towns, the only good shopping is at least an hour away. Here in the city, I walk two blocks and there’s Anthropologie, West Elm, and Sur la Table. City people take it fo
After a recent spat with a friend, what friendship means to me (and what I look for in a friend) has been on my mind quite a bit. From years of gaining and losing friends, watching endless numbers of films, and just observing how the world goes through other forms of art and stories, we learn how we want to be treated. By the time we are teenagers, or even later depending on the individual, we know ourselves pretty well to know how we want our lives to go. We understand the t
There are two types of people in this world. Those who spend their time worrying and those who spend their time not worrying. I fall into that first category. Worrying is something I list as one of my hobbies. I constantly do it, and I’m sure it’s the reason I will die at 30. I worry about everything. Whether it be about school, money, family, friends, my writing, or even whether my hair looks okay, I just worry. I don’t enjoy it. My Type A personality basically comes with th
You know from my last post that I have moved quite a bit in my life. And because of that I’ve never really had a best friend. Until now. I’ve always thought of best friends as something of a luxury. I never had one, but I always saw them on television shows. They were the people you told your secrets and worries to. They were the people who if someone asked you, “Who is your best friend?” you automatically said their name. They were the people that, in your weakest moment, th
A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are ~ Unknown No matter where I might be, or who I might be with, or whatever emotion I might be feeling, friends are always there. Honestly, they are the greatest of them all. I am blessed with the most amazing friends in the world. Honestly, they are so amazing and I look to the heavens to think about how truly lucky I am. They make my day better when no one else can, th
Okay, so I’m sure almost everyone in the world has a frenemy. If you don’t now what a frenemy is, let me educate you. Frenemy noun Someone with whom you get along with 50% of the time and hate 50% of the time. You also can’t stand this person but also love to be around them. Someone with whom your feelings go up and down with. You have now been educated. Anyway, frenemies are something that, unfortunatley, are a huge part of life. For a lot of people, you will have plenty of