Anxiety doesn’t define us

Mental Health, University

So as it’s mental health awareness week I want to talk a little bit about my experience with anxiety.

I was the kid at school panicking about my work, always feeling like I wasn’t clever enough and the worst of all, comparing myself to others. I distinctly remember performing on stage at my school prize giving when I was younger and once the evening was finished my Mum told me I needed to have more faith in myself because I just watched and copied the other dancers. Even though I knew it off by heart and my mum had seen me practice, I just felt like the others were better, that they knew it better.