Dear Anxiety,

I wish you would have stay in your box far away in the corner of my closet where I put you a few months ago. Your overwhelming cloak of darkness is stiffling my ability to smile and take on the world. You have brought me to a former version of myself within seconds. Why did you have to show yourself now, after a rough week and weekend?

Did stress let you out? Did the high cortisol levels in my body make my internal systems go against my own wishes and let you back into my life? Or, are you here as a sign for something? Should I change the way I have been doing things? Also I never told you, you could have a plus one to this party called life, but you decided to bring your significant other frustration.

So, as I welcome not just you anxiety, but frustration too into my day to day routine. Well since you guys are here to stay, let's get to know each other a little bit. How long have you and frustration been together? Oh, really? For an eternity I see? Oh, wonderful! Do you two have any kids? Two kids? Their names are depression and sadness, what wonderful names. Do you bring your kids to work with both of you? Oh, yes you do! That's fantastic for me! Now, I have anxiety, frustration, depression, and sadness to accompany me in life today and for as long as they want to stay.

Speaking of stay, how long is you and your family going to be around? Oh, for an undetermined amount of time? Good, Good? Do you have any objective or reason for your visit? Anxiety has not in the past, but I thought since this is a family you may have an end date? No, you don't know when this visit will end? Great, then I have news for you.....

GET BACK TO THE CORNER OF MY CLOSET THAT YOU CAME OUT OF, BECAUSE I DON'T WANT YOU AROUND!

XOXOXO

Leah's Sanity