Ah yes, anxiety and panic attacks. There’s so much beauty within these moments and yet society and the stigma lead us to believe these are bad things. I have so much great writing come from my struggles. It’s almost as if I were given this gift in order to create.

I believe that if you’re writing and creating art you are working whether or not you’re getting some fat ass paycheck out of it does not determine the definition of work. Keep at it.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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