Hey, there. I’m Amanda. We probably have a lot in common. You have a lot going on; I hear that. Life is supposed to be this great, exciting journey, but right now it doesn’t feel like that. Everyone around you seems to have it all figured out, but you’re struggling. Something is “off.” You don’t want to admit you might need some help; looking too closely hurts, and there’s already enough in life that hurts.
Life tends to happen all at once. We feel like we should live in the present moment and “take it one day at a time,” but then why does it feel like we’re having so many things dumped into our laps at once? Academic and career stress; pressure to succeed and be something. Anxiety and depression. Shame and isolation. Relationship stresses; problems with boundaries and communication and feeling disconnected. The dating game, and just wanting to feel close to another person.
It’s exhausting, and it never ends. How do we deal with it? Is there really hope?