I was in San Francisco this week for a the PBS Kids Annual Meeting as one of their VIP (Very Involved Parent) Ambassadors. This was the FIRST time I was able to travel to any event/conference and I was excited for a few days away. I’ve been dealing with depression since my daughter was born in January 2013 (on medication) and more recently began having severe anxiety and panic attacks.
This was my second and third panic attacks ever, and they happened two days in a row, clear across the country where I was away from home, alone and scared.
This shit is for real. The mind is incredibly powerful and can play some nasty tricks on you. Take care of it. Take care of yourselves. Get help now. Don’t wait like I did.
I’m still me, but this shake up has left me re-prioritizing things in my life and FINALLY putting myself first. I’ll keep you posted and thank you to everyone for their support.
You have keep your sense of humor and despite the tears and fears, what I had on to go to the hospital ended up being a topic of conversation with the EMT’s and nurses. But when a homeless woman yelled out that she liked my pants as I was wandering around looking for a Walgreens — I just started to laugh and cry all at once! My Real Mom Style will be dedicated to mental health and my PJs.
POR FAVOR, Let’s talk about this. No more hiding away otherwise we will wither away.