Dear All, Dear Anxiety

A little something about me

Dear all,

So until a few days ago you might have noticed there have been a few months without any letters.

I have anxiety and the last few months haven’t been the easiest. My anxiety has been more prominent than usual and as such I’ve spent my energy on the day to day things that need to be done and perhaps not the things I want to do, like write.

There has been a lot going on at home with big changes, as you might have seen in the last couple of letters, and also a lot at work. The combination of this has really affected my mental health and my anxiety has taken a lot of energy to deal with.

At least the good thing is that I am dealing with it and it has been getting better lately.

I am lucky to have a great support system around me, with friends and family I know I can always reach out to, I know not everyone has that.

The reason I’m writing this now is because I think it’s important to talk about mental health in all forms. And I’m open about my anxiety with those around me in everyday life so why shouldn’t I be here. It’s part of my life and I’m not trying to hide it. And as I will be sharing more about my anxiety going forward I have decided to add a new letter category, Dear Anxiety.