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.