I've been dealing with anxiety for ages, and now it's one of those times when it just becomes too much and the only way to make myself feel at least a little bit better is through writing.
I am unfortunately surrounded by people who don't understand anxiety and/or don't want to, who think it's just an excuse for me to be "lame and lazy".
Please, start talking about it. There are so many of us who struggle but don't know how to get help because anxiety is not taken seriously. Anxiety may not be a broken limb or an open wound you see, but it bleeds from the inside, spreads throughout the organism, immobilizes us yet keeps us on our toes.
We need help. We need understanding. We can't do this all alone.