• Working through it

    Let’s get the worst out of the way first I’ve been having ups and downs with anxiety lately. There have been days when I shut down and days that creativity flows. On Tuesday of this week, I started work at 6:15 AM. I was playing with recycled canvas strips, thank you Turnip Green Creative Reuse, glued onto recycled peach crate wood to insert into rectangular cutouts in the sculpture. I was excited and the ideas were coming fast. I was really enjoying myself, and BOOM, at 9 AM a wave of anxiety hit me like a ton of bricks. It just appeared out of nowhere and without any worrying thoughts or triggers. I knew at that moment that it was all over and I couldn’t do another thing. I became frustrated, angry, and then tearful. I quickly prepared and drank an herbal cocktail, turned out all the lights, lit candles, and put on meditation music. I laid down and practiced the 4-7-8 breathing technique. I talked to the universe and visualized my work and what I want for my life. After about 15 minutes, I began to feel calmer. The…