Life Reflection: Don’t Be Anxious

Anxiety is something we all have to deal with at some point in our lives. Some of us have to deal with it on a daily basis and some of us deal with it less often. It doesn’t have to be something that is inevitable. Sure, we can’t control when we feel anxious but when we begin to feel this way, all we have to do is accept it’s part of life.

Yeah, that’s right. It’s really that simple. Sure…it won’t always get rid of the anxiety but anxiety does not need to BE you. The way we successfully defeat anxiety is by embracing life with all its ups and its downs.

When we feel anxiety coming, on for whatever reason, it’s important to think of it as the next adventure. When I travel, I often feel anxiety. The unknown, not being with my husband, schedules…all of these things and more can make me anxious. I’ve learned to take it as it comes and not let my nerves get the best of me.

Instead I try to remember it’s the adventure that makes life fun. It’s the challenge that makes life worth working for and it’s the process of building that makes life interesting. These are also the things that help push back anxiety.

So, let’s all try to be creative. Let’s all try to be practically idealistic and think of today, always with the future in the back of our minds.

And let’s try to channel anxiousness into something good.

J Harvey

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In 1987, I was born. I'm, naturally, trying to figure it all out. I intend to enjoy every adventure on this journey and am always looking to the future to try to predict where I am headed...but mostly I just enjoy the ride. Photographer, business owner, entrepreneur, agronomist, "chef," uncle, and husband are all terms that describe me. - October 10, 2014: Marriage equality arrived in North Carolina (home). - November 26, 2014: My husband asked me to marry him. - June 26, 2015: Marriage equality granted to all US citizens by SCOTUS. - October 3, 2015: I married my husband. These three life changing events really influenced the creation of this blog. With the advance of LGBT equality in the United States and the world, people have questions. People want to know how, exactly, does a gay relationship work. Sure, there are plenty of stereotypes which provide unsubstantiated "truth," but I think it is vital people really understand that our lives, our relationships, our love is no different then their heterosexual counterparts. In other words, My Normal Gay Life is the chronicling of one normal individual's life (MINE!) who happens to be gay. I hope to demonstrate to the world that LGBT people are no different than heterosexual people. I'm just a normal person and I want my readers to understand my normal. About 90% of what I write is dedicated to travel because, frankly, travel is an important part of my life. The other 10% is focused on my relationship, friendships, career, business, art, sex, and troubles. But travel is definitely the most important part! Think of it as a continuous dribble of stuff that makes my life. I hope you enjoy the ride!

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