You’ve been around all my life. And through the ages, you have grown from a tiny, seemingly insignificant little speck to a large, irritating monster.
From the very first moment I found you knocking at my door, I made it clear that you were unwelcome but you barged into my home anyway. Back then, you only showed up from time to time but now, you follow me wherever I go.
You follow me around during the day, making sure that I am constantly on edge. You follow me at night and fill my head with worries that keep me from sleeping soundly.
You laugh at my plans and poke holes into my schemes. You mock my desires and make me believe that I can never reach them.
You lay with me in bed and crush me with your weight. You enjoy it whenever I can’t sit up or stand from the burden of your load.
Although you’ve grown bigger and stronger, so have I.
I know that I will win because I am not alone. My family is the armor I know I can rely on. My friends are the shield that’ll cushion your attacks. God is the sword that’ll help me keep you from defeating me.
Go away, Anxiety.
I will not go down without a fight.