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The reaction

Following the anxiety day that was yesterday, today is a down-in-the-dumps day.  I did at least sleep last night (more than I can say for the night before), but I am still low in energy and can tell I'm depressed.

Just surviving an anxiety day isn't enough.  Remember how I said there's almost always some stressful, anxiety-producing thing behind it?  The only way to really beat the anxiety is to deal with the anxiety-producing thing.  In this case, the anxiety-producing thing is a doozy.

In my experience so far, the only way to really beat anxiety is to change: change personally, and change situations.  I think this time I'm up for some of both.  What I'm actually going to have to do is trade one set of anxiety-ridden parameters for a different set of anxiety-ridden parameters.  The difference is that the first set is paralyzing, and the second set represents active choices toward (I hope to goodness) a better future.

I'm sorry I am vague, but I don't believe it is right to speak freely about my parameters yet.  I'm not even sure what else I have to say about them, or why I am writing about it at all, since I am not going to be more specific.

I guess I want to stick a pin in the map here and say out loud that I'm trying to make good change happen, however it turns out.

And I guess I also want to say ... I feel like I'm jumping into empty space here, and I really hope Jesus catches me on this one.  I don't know what he has in mind.  I know he is both present and trustworthy, even though I have problems with trusting him still.  So I'll put a pin here too: however this turns out, I'll write about it, and whatever Jesus does, I'll write about that too.