Hi! I’m Christine, the gal behind Bluegrass Blogger. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and get to know me.
My anxiety story
In 2016 I had my first panic attack. I was working at the time it happened, training employees at a local business, and I ended up having the location manager call 911 because I thought I was having a stroke.
During the weeks that followed I completed an outpatient psychiatric program and started an entirely new chapter of my life: living with anxiety and a panic disorder.
I am relieved to say that my anxiety is successfully managed now, but I remain vigilant every day to keep it under control.
It may be surprising to hear, but my anxiety is actually the best thing that ever happened to me.
In an effort to bring my anxiety under control, I was forced to look deeply at my life and evaluate what made me happy and what was just weighing me down.
I am now on a journey where I live in a constant state of mindfulness. I maintain my physical health by taking medication and through diet & exercise and I only make time for things that bring me peace and joy.
My blog’s purpose
My goal for this blog is to talk about my experience with anxiety in an effort to spread awareness about mental health issues and to connect with others who may be going through similar things.
I want to chip away at the stigma that often accompanies mental health discussion and I also want to put a face to the topic of mental illness.
I am more than my anxiety…I am a mother, a wife, a daughter & sister, a friend, a business owner, a neighbor…I am just like you.
I also happen to have a mental illness.
I hope while you’re here you find inspiration and camaraderie.
Have a question for me? Just ask!