Anxiety for Highly Productive People
“When I am anxious, I often think I can produce my way out of it.”
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I have been afraid most days of my life, which is what anxiety is, and the months of this pregnancy have been the most anxious of my life.
“I know I am about to be afraid, and I am also about to be just fine. This is controlled terror.”
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“We could wrap our heads around theology and bullshit around a bonfire. What we never had was a vocabulary for fear.”
To cope with pain, and prepare for parenthood, I had to learn how to breathe. To breathe, I needed more than air.