A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness. - Albert Einstein
For those who suffer with panic disorder and anxiety (whisper: me) - nothing would bring them more happiness than a calm heart. You may not know this if you are a confident, well adjusted, "go get em" person - but to someone who wakes up with crippling anxiety - striving for a calm and modest life sounds lovely - but sadly - to them at times appears unreachable. It takes a lot to time, effort, patience and practice to even get a whiff that a calm and modest life could be a possibility and attainable.
Mental Girl was written by a panic and anxiety warrior. Yep, that's me. It took me writing this book to realize, yep, I'm a warrior. Anyone can be a warrior. I'm not making myself to be special. Writers are warriors. Anyone who sits down and tries to get thoughts out of one's head, onto to the paper, and moves them around so they make enough sense to possibly entertain others - is, in my opinion a warrior. Doctors, teachers, the guy making your coffee is a warrior. We are all warriors. We are here to "figure it out".
My goal with Mental Girl was to spread a message. I knew there were more like me. There were more people out there struggling and trying to figure out how to calm their minds down - tame the monsters in there head. I didn't want to continue feeling shame. I don't want anyone to feel shame. Know this - and this is from me and Mental Girl. You are not alone. You are not weak. You are not unlovable. You are not alone. Mental Girl wants to you to know - we can do this together.