Anxiety · Art

Anxiety, you are – by Jade Moore


I decided that I need to express my anxiety through drawing, and illustrate the different stages of my anxiety but to highlight the fact that even if I am calm and content, it doesn’t mean my anxiety has unattached itself from me.

I try to view my anxiety in a positive way, as a companion rather than as an enemy, because that way I can manage it better. I’ve accepted it is part of who I am.

© Jade Moore 2016

“We love the things we love for what they are.” – Robert Frost

Read her previous contribution: An Open Letter

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18 thoughts on “Anxiety, you are – by Jade Moore

    1. I did wonder about that bit before I wrote it, but I was trying to pinpoint the relationship I have with it at this very moment and I’m managing it well. Companion is a more positive word and maybe not the right one, but with this I mean companion as something/someone that is always there. Does that make sense?

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      1. Yeah. Part of how I try to deal with it being there is to try and look more at the positives that come from getting through it, because when I used to have it really bad it would just take over me and I’d feel like I was getting worse. So if I view it in a better way it helps me more.

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      2. Although I don’t suffer from anxiety I thought companion made a whole lot of sense (I have friends with anxiety disorder). I know for me, being bipolar, I always have a companion or shadow, I just don’t know which it will be. I guess that was part of what I was trying to express in My Hero, My Nemesis.

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      3. I’m glad it made sense! I tried to express all the different levels that anxiety affect me, and I’ve also managed to use my anxiety for the better, so although I hate having it sometimes and wish it would go away…without it I wouldn’t be who I am right now and in some ways I am grateful.

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  1. I love your drawings, Jade! Makes sense to me. Even though I’m basically panic free, there are times I feel a panic attack sneaking up on me. I can control it. But… I always know, in the back of my mind, that panic attacks are part of me, and will never completely and totally disappear. I’ve taken a bit of a blogging break, but now am back, and look forward to catching up on Letters to the Mind! 🙂

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    1. I’m glad you love my drawings! I used to do little comic style things like this all the time, but haven’t for ages. Luckily I got back into the style okay. Glad you’re back, enjoy catching up and there are a couple more contributions to come today and tomorrow.

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