Where I am today… I still have my ups and downs, but I take it one day at a time. And I just hope that I can be the best that I can possibly be, not only for myself -  but also young people that are out there today that need someone to look up to.

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"My faith is really interesting. I think over the past few years it’s been less about religion to me, but more about my own personal relationship with God. I believe in gay marriage, I believe in equality, I think there’s a lot of hypocrisy with religion and I’ve found you can have your own relationship with God and I still have a lot of faith."

Anxiety is not a joke. Anxiety consumes the mind. Anxiety forces you to over think and create problem after problem in your head resulting always in the worst possible solution. Anxiety forces you to think irrationally, often jumbling your mind into a state where you do not even feel you are in control of the situation right in front of you. Your thoughts become blurry and distorted and you cannot stop worrying. You often feel as if you are the source of the problem and you try to fix it, but then start asking yourself if that was the right thing to do wishing you hadn’t taken that extra step. You think to yourself you made things worse instead of better. You feel that the things you say and do become a bother to others and you worry that they no longer like you. If you are struggling with anxiety right now, the important thing to know is that your mind has the ability to control you, but the thoughts you are facing very well may be worse than what the situation is. They don’t hate you, they most likely don’t think you are annoying, and they have no idea that the internal battle you are facing exists. Take a breath, listen to music, get a glass of water, write your feelings, distract yourself. When you speak to them face to face, you will find you created the battle in your own head. Constant anxiety is not easy to live with. I know that. It takes hold of your entire mind, but it will be okay. Hang on.