I have to admit. 2012 was a difficult year in a lot of respects. I found myself feeling very overwhelmed, disorganized and paralyzed to begin any project because I did not know where to start. It was October when I finally sought help and discovered I was suffering from generalized anxiety . It has not been an easy path and certainly there has been bumps in the road, nevertheless I have learned a tremendous amount about myself and some of the sources of my anxiety.
Here I am some five months later and I am finding it much easier to give myself a break and silence my inner critic. Instead of the intense feelings that everything has to be perfect, I am realizing that nothing has to be perfect. That has given me the freedom to start somewhere. The first place I started was the massive stockpile of items in our donate space. It took a few hours to fill up the car (multiple times) and to drop the items off at the charity of our choosing, nonetheless we now have space to add more items to purge.