Anxious Girl//Big City

I went to Chicago, IL this weekend. I wanted to share some of my photos with you all, along with give you some inspiration!

As most of you know, I struggle almost daily with my anxiety. I decided that I wanted to go to Chicago, and I wasn’t going to let my anxiety keep me from going! I made up my mind that I was going to be strong, and go on an adventure. And, that’s exactly what I did. 

Now, while I have learned to control my anxiety disorder… to an extent… my sister is a slightly different story. She has severe anxiety as well, and just has not learned how  put mind over matter all the time yet. But Guys! I am so proud of her. She wanted to go to Chicago with us! Usually, this wouldn’t even cross her mind. 

She did not let her anxiety define her, and took the five hour trip. She was so excited to see everything. She even chose some of our activities, like the river boat tour. 

Moral of my story: DO NOT LET YOUR DISORDER CONTROL YOUR LIFE. Go on adventures. See new things. You will be so glad you did it. There’s no feeling like the feeling of overcoming your fears, and living! 

So, here’s to me and my sister overcoming our disorder, and everyone else like us doing the same. We are going to live life to the fullest, and nothing is going to stop us!

Three Reasons to go on as Many Adventures as Possible

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I have an adventurous soul. I’m always daydreaming about the places I want to go and the things I want to see. I have a bucket list a mile long.

You don’t have to have money to be adventurous. Life is full of adventure. Even small ones are good for the soul. You can go for a walk with your camera and photograph as many things as possible, go on a small road trip, camp out under the stars, etc.

Here are three reasons I believe you should go on as many adventures as possible in your life time:

Adventures take your mind off of the daily stress.

  • Everyday life can be a lot to handle. There are bills to pay, deadlines to meet, responsibilities to withhold, and chores to accomplish. Allow yourself to take a small adventure and clear your mind. I personally love to go for walks right at sunset, when the air is cool. It’s so relaxing and eliminates more stress than you would think.

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There’s too much out there to ignore.

  • I don’t know about you, but I’m just too curious about what the world holds. I can’t imagine going my whole life without seeing new things. You don’t even have to go far to see new things. This is so cliche, but stop and smell those roses!

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Life is just too short. 

  • Life is short, and it goes by fast. You won’t regret the things you didn’t do, if you do them. There’s gotta be more to life than working, paying bills, and dying. There’s more to life than just existing. There’s more to life thanWe were made to explore. We were made for adventure.

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I hope, from the bottom of my heart, that you find adventure. I hope that you see all there is to see, and that your soul is happy.

 

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