About

 

My name is Chloe. I’m 27 years old, and have been struggling with panic disorder for nearly six years. That panic disorder slowly morphed into full-blown housebound agoraphobia. I’ve been kicking its ass, and have devoted most of my days to overcoming panic, doing exposure therapy, and just trying to be happy and well-balanced. At the time of this writing, I’m a little over 7 months pregnant (I had my baby in October 2015 and it’s been amazing!!!). I’m excited to be a mother, but it’s definitely been hard with having to deal with all this anxiety stuff… but I am hellbent on living fully, and being a confident and capable human being… and sharing the journey of getting there with you!

Sometimes I can have a foul mouth, but I try not to go overboard with it. I just want to be able to fully express myself in whatever way seems most appropriate for what I’m writing about.

I also want to give more of a voice to mental illness. It sucks, and it’s something that isn’t really talked about. I’ve dealt with a lot of shame and guilt around many aspects of dealing with panic disorder. I’m planning on sharing this blog with friends and family (which is a scary thought, but I’m pushing through it). Hopefully it will shed some light on the subject, and help others who are dealing with it to not feel so alone, and encourage people to start talking about it.

Thank you for reading and sharing this journey with me.

❤ Chloe

Cacophony

  1. harsh discordance of sound; dissonance:
    a cacophony of hoots, cackles, and wails.
  2. a discordant and meaningless mixture of sounds:
the cacophony produced by city traffic at midday.
Music. frequent use of discords of a harshness and relationship difficult to understand.

23 thoughts on “About

  1. tonyroberts64 says:

    Hey Chloe,

    Thank you so much for following, “A Way With Words.” My delight in writing is made more complete when people read what I’ve written and even more as they respond.

    I write mainly on faith and mental illness (I have bipolar disorder), though I’m also known to dabble in other subjects, stories, and poems. If you have any requests, please contact me.

    I like what you have going here on your blog and look forward to reading more.

    Gratefully,
    Tony

    P.S. Congrats all around on your pregnancy. I have four children (and one granchild) and count them each a great blessing.

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  2. tracihalpin says:

    Thank you for sharing your story. I too was hesitant about sharing my blog with family and friends, but secrets keep us sick. So let’s share our stories with the world. I love your determination. Keep up the good work:)
    Traci

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  3. Carol Ferenc says:

    Chloe, you’re a talented writer. I wish you all the best on your journey. Thanks for following my blog – I’m following yours also and look forward to reading more.

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  4. charlypriest says:

    Hey there Chloe, I have to say that I have always admired and found they had quite a lot of courage people like you that are willing to talk about these type of subject matters. Actually through wordpress I met another blogger with panic disorder and through our conversations I finally got it. So I think is great that you are willing to talk about it and help people understand, as this other person made me understand. And eventually we did become friends. So good for you, don´t curse too much though…..well I curse a lot so I won´t say nothing much about it.
    And congratulations ! You´re a new mommy, that should be exciting also.

    Well, I´ll do what I have coined “my cool stalker moves” when time permits and try to follow as much of your journey as I can.

    Have a great day.

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    Hi Chloe thank you for the follow I am always grateful to receive a follow it is like getting a warm smile or s friendly wave unexpectedly. I look forward to reading your blog and I with you luck on your journey. You are so very brave have you had the baby yet. Be well and be happy. xxxx

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  6. southernbelleoncaffeine says:

    Great Blog Chole! I enjoy reading about your progress. Having anxiety and panic disorder while pregnant is not easy, I’ve been there. I spent 9 months in a constant state of such stress and anxiety, worried about this, worried about that…..but I now have a wonderful almost 5 year old that made it all worth it. I use my blog too to help with my anxiety and depression. I look forward to following 🙂

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  7. Jess says:

    Hey 🙂 you sound a bit like me..panic disorder turning into agoraphobia….what a pain in the ass eh! Glad you’re working through it and congrats on you’re soon to be born baby!! 🙂 xx

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  8. celtics345 says:

    Hey Chloe sorry to hear about The Panic Disorder. I have Anxiety too my medication has been increased over the last year and I find the medication to be very helpful at times. I have Bipolar Disorder too which has taken over two years and counting to try to get stable with the right medication. Congrads on the baby! You will make a great mother!

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