BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Penelope

BEING Young & Twenty Submission

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Penelope Roselyn
Her Sundered Spirit
Age • 24

“Anxiety is not a part of me, but rather, a part of my life. It doesn’t define me, own me, or represent me.”

I’m about halfway through this decade and I’m realizing one thing about my 20’s.

These are the most anxious years of my life. Who knew?

I’ve been anxious all my life.

My parents attributed it to school. My teachers to a rocky home life, but me? I KNEW there was something deeper. Something stronger. Something NOT dependent on circumstances.

This was something a part of me.

Here I am, out of school, and 500 Miles from home.

My anxiety still prevails. The world is my ocean, yet my anchor is planted to the bottom of the sea and will not budge. I’m stuck. Just swaying whichever way the wind blows. Victim to the storm I sit in.

BEING Young & Twenty, I’ve realized that anxiety is not a part of me, but rather, a part of my life.

It doesn’t define me, own me, or represent me. It cannot be wished away, but I don’t always have to let it consume me. This is why I blog. To be strong. To be courageous, and to be a voice to those who struggle. I create myself a place of serenity, security, and freedom.

Here, I dump the anchor, raise my sail, and soar into the sunset. The sunset I deserve.

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    • So glad you took the time to read. Thank you so much!