What we're about

I've lived with anxiety my whole life, and still do, although I've recently gained a little more control over it. I spent years trying to convince myself that it wasn't me, it was just other people. I could barely string a sentence together and I was labeled as "Quiet". I thought that's who I must be, and almost accepted it too, but deep inside the real me was trying to get out. I now know that I am confident, determined and can hold a conversation just as well as the next person. But these are things that I'm still trying to get my head around, I am in no way over my anxiety. I've had panic attacks and I've felt that loneliness, still do sometimes. So I know how difficult it can be. It still rules a big enough chunk of my life, but with professional help, I'm getting there. I now run two groups on Meetup and plan to set up another soon, something which is completely out of my comfort zone, and I'm finally feeling like I have a purpose again. But I acknowledge that it's a long road ahead.

I set up this group because I think it might be nice for all of us - people with anxiety - to sit around and just have a chat. We can get some advice and support from each other, since we're all suffering from the same thing. We can become friends, make connections, who knows. Maybe it'll help you to unlock your true self, or maybe it'll just make you feel better to know that you're not alone.

I'm not a therapist or an expert, I'm just a fellow sufferer like the rest of you. I don't claim to have any answers or solutions. Everyone should seek professional help with their anxiety. But either way, I don't think there's any harm in talking, or just listening, to individuals who understand what you're going through. We've all been there before. Yes, we are worriers. But we are also Warriors. We are strong, mighty and courageous. Remember that.

Take that step outside of your comfort zone, and join me on this journey to becoming a Warrior!

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Let me start by saying that I know how easy it is to RSVP to a meeting, but turning up is a whole other thing. I'm going to ask you to find that inner strength and use it to take this pretty major step in gaining control over your anxiety. And remember, we're all in this together, no one is alone here. We'll start by mentioning group news, if there is any. Then, any of us, if we want to, can talk about how our week went. I'll always go first, so don't worry. Finally, we'll discuss a topic (how the news affects our anxiety). Again, there's no pressure to get involved, but I would encourage it. For every meeting after this one we'll all weigh in on what the topic should be each week. Do your best to show up, not for me, but for yourselves. This isn't going to be for everyone, and either am I, so don't worry. If it works for you it works for you, if it doesn't it doesn't. But give it a shot. I promise you that we're all in this together, side by side, and that we'll get through it together. *Location TBD*

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