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A New Direction for Anxious Traveler

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starting medication again and living more positively The more space I’ve had from my blog the more I’ve realized how much of a negative tone it truly has, and while I think it’s important not to shy away from the dark, I think it is also equally important to talk about the light. Which is why I want to take a new direction for Anxious Traveler, a more positive one! About a month and a half ago I started taking...

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  • I've become the absolute worst at posting ANYWHERE for my blog. Literally the only thing I update these days are my IG story. Part of me is annoyed with myself for losing track of this blog because of how much I've enjoyed working on it, because of how many amazing people I've met through it, because of how much I've seen it help others, but at the same time I know that being on social media and talking and focusing constantly on my anxiety isn't healthy for my mental health. I am still unsure as to whether or not I want to stop altogether or simply make this blog a once in a while thing... Or maybe just shift the focus of my blog... I'm wondering if maybe instead of focusing on anxiety maybe I should instead focus on wellness, aka, food, exercise, mindfulness, balance, it would still be about mental health, but with a more positive spin. What are your thoughts?
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#anxiety #mentalhealthblog #wellnessblog #gad #sunset #shishi #timelapse #pnw #outdoors #nature #balance #bepresent #breakstigma  #wanderlust #travel #travelawesome #traveldeeper #adventureisoutthere #dametraveler #passionpassport #depression #welltravelled #mycreativebiz #whereiwork #girlboss #mentalhealthawareness #athomeintheworld #mytinyatlas #visualsoflife #mywherever
  • "If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass in the beginning.” I love this quote by Van Gogh. It makes my heart both incredibly happy and incredibly sad at the same time. For a long while I've gone back and forth on what to do with myself as far as jobs and careers go, and for so many years I've tried to convince myself to conform and have a normal job, in that and so many other ways I've tried to conform, because I thought it would be easier and I thought that would make me happy. But I was wrong. So wrong. I know that I will never be a famous artist like can Gogh, and my writing will never be read by as many as JK Rowling, but I've finally decided that that's not an excuse to not do the things I love. I love writing and I love art and even though they'll never bring me any money, I've decided that I am okay with that, because they bring me happiness.
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#olympicpeninsula #pnw #shishibeach #backpacking #wanderlust #typography #caligraphy #art #writing #travel #travelawesome #traveldeeper #anxiety #adventureisoutthere #dametraveler #passionpassport #darlingescapes #gad #depression #welltravelled #mycreativebiz #whereiwork #girlboss #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #athomeintheworld #mytinyatlas #visualsoflife #mywhereever #vangogh
  • So I just had one of you awesome people who follow me here about this coffee I got today and if it affects my anxiety, and after I responded I decided I wanted to share my response with the rest of you as well! SO, the short answer is yes, coffee affects my anxiety horribly and I normally never drink it, but every now and then I get a cup. What I ended up doing after I took this photo was I FROZE 2/3rds of it in an ice cube tray to save for later as little treats, I only actually drank about a third of this, and that was more than enough, I got it one) because it's one of the last sunny days for a while up here in the PNW, and two) because I wanted a little energy kick to get me to the gym, which I now plan on going to! A sip of coffee here an there is fine for my anxiety, I just make sure I stop before I reach my breaking point, which is usually around 4 oz. I'll take a pic of the frozen coffee and post it to my IG story so you can all see. 😉
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#coffee #icedcoffee #fivestones #latte #lastdayofsummer #anxiety #depression #gad #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #bepresent #mindfulness #love #takecareofyourself #littleindulgences #igstories
  • Flying through the clouds!
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#upintheair #unitedairlines #seatac #sfo #anxiety #travelanxiety #selfcaresunday #travel #travelgram #mentalhealth #breakstigma #bepresent #stopstaringatyourphone  #midwest #panicattack #depression #wanderlust #traveldeeper #travelawesome #athomeintheworld #mytinyatlas #darlingescapes #dametraveler #passionpassport #tnchustler #welltravelled
  • I'm laying in bed right now looking through photos from my trip to Chicago. I've been so bad about posting lately, but if I'm being honest I'm glad for it. Social media, while it can be great, also tends to give me a lot of anxiety because it keeps me from being in the moment. Posting takes lots of forethought, lots of time, and staring at a screen takes me away from the people who are physically there with me in the moment. How many of you have been busy looking at your phone when there's an actual friend or family member or whatever next to you? I'm sure it's everybody, and frankly I find it depressing. But that's why I've been so absent here. I've been focusing more on being present in my life, at being with the people around me and I have to say it's been making me so much happier. I'm so glad IG created their story feature because it's SO much easier and more my speed, it harkens back to the original intent of IG too, which is to post in the moment, to be in the moment, and for all of our sakes, I hope we follow that lead. So while I may not be here as much, I will be all over IG stories, still sharing my crazy travels, sharing about my mental health and more!
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#Chicago #skyline #chicagoskyline #lincolnpark #licolnparkzoo #pond #chitownlove #chitowngirl #anxiety #travelanxiety #selfcaresunday #travel #travelgram #mentalhealth #breakstigma #bepresent #stopstaringatyourphone  #midwest #panicattack #depression #wanderlust #traveldeeper #travelawesome #athomeintheworld #mytinyatlas #darlingescapes #dametraveler #passionpassport #tnchustler #welltravelled
  • I had so much fun in Chicago. It was really nice catching a bit more summer and wandering through my old stomping grounds with me s.o. I love this city so much. It was hard to leave, but I know I'll return to this city over and over again throughout my life. Love you ChiTown!
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#anxiety #beach #chicago #chitown #midwest #anxioustraveler #travelanxiety #mentalhealth #depression #gad #emdr #mentalhealthawareness #panicattack #depression #mentalhealth #wanderlust #travel #traveldeeper #travelawesome #athomeintheworld #mytinyatlas #nature #ventureout #darlingescapes #dametraveler #passionpassport #girlboss #mycreativebiz  #whereiwork #tnchustler #welltravelled
  • In Chicago with my 💜 It's been so much fun showing him around my old city. I went to SAIC for my masters in writing. Art and creativity have always been such a big part of my life, but as I've gotten older I've been feeling that slip further and further away and I think that has contributed a lot to my increased anxiety, because any time I find time to write or draw my anxiety starts to go down almost immediately. I've also realized that social media is something that contributes a lot to my anxiety... Which is why I haven't been posting here lately. I've been making a lot of changes to remedy these issues in my life. I'm changing career paths away from social media to tutoring and I've signed up for a couple local art classes. Life is too short to have regrets. I've also been on my new anxiety medication for almost a month and can definitively say that it is helping! Oh, and I've found a new therapist (as I've mentioned once before) in the PNW, something I've been putting off since I moved here last year. So, yes, lots of changes, and while that might mean im not posting the way I used to, it doesn't mean I'm not here. I do however update my IG stories ALL THE TIME!!! It's just easier, and more fun and REAL, imo. So if you still want to see what I'm up to and all my anxious travels I suggest following me there! 😉
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#anxiety #thebean #cloudgate #chicago #chitown #midwest #anxioustraveler #travelanxiety #mentalhealth #depression #gad #emdr #mentalhealthawareness #panicattack #depression #mentalhealth #wanderlust #travel #traveldeeper #travelawesome #athomeintheworld #mytinyatlas #nature #ventureout #darlingescapes #dametraveler #passionpassport #girlboss #mycreativebiz  #whereiwork #tnchustler #welltravelled
  • Went to my first new therapy session today. I'm excited. My new therapist also specializes in EMDR, which is something I learned from you amazing people and am hopeful will help with my anxiety.
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#ocean #waves #sunset #shishi #beach #pnw #olympicpeninsula #anxiety #panicattack #depression #mentalhealth #wanderlust #rei1440project #travel #traveldeeper #travelawesome #athomeintheworld #mytinyatlas #nature #ventureout #darlingescapes #dametraveler #passionpassport #girlboss #mycreativebiz #natgeo #northwestisbest #whereiwork #tnchustler #welltravelled
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