It wasn’t easy for me to record this episode, and it’s even harder to share it.
At first glance, a story about anxiety might seem to be add odds with my usual message–confidence. But, confidence is complicated. It isn’t a straight line or a guarantee. Sometimes it’s stronger in one area of our lives than in another. Sometimes it’s easy, and sometimes it’s an uphill street fight.
Anxiety has been one my uphill fights.
I know that anxiety looks and feels different for everyone, but today I’m simply sharing what it looks and feels like for me. My intention in telling this story is simple. Being confident means embracing all of the parts of yourself: the easy, the complicated, the highs, the lows, the wins, and the losses.
I’m telling the story of my anxiety simply because it’s a part of me. And I hope it reaches you where and when you need it most.
One more deep breath (pause here while I harness Brene Brown levels of vulnerability) and let’s get started.