I often get asked about the name of my blog and thought I would take some time to talk about why I chose it and how it inspires me. Although one would rightfully assume that my blog has something to do with dancing or dance therapy, that actually isn’t true. Although I was a dancer for half of my life, my title stands as a metaphor more than an actual act.
When I was first starting out with my therapist I had a really hard time grasping the concept that my anxiety was something I was never going to get rid of. It may get easier, it may go away for periods of time, but at the end of the day I am an anxious person and my mental illness will always be there. After my therapist found out I had been a dancer for many years she explained it in this way to help me cope better with my situation. Anxiety (and depression and panic disorder and mental illness in general) is not something you get rid of and if you just try to ignore it, it will only get worse. Instead you have to learn to dance with it through the tough times. Acknowledge that it’s there and that you’ll support it but also that you are in charge of this dance. When we work with our anxiety or emotions things become a lot more manageable. So that’s where dancing through anxiety comes from. I am actively making the choice to dance with my anxiety through the bad times and dance with happiness through the good.
So if you were ever wondering what exactly I was thinking when I picked dancing through anxiety, there you have it! In other exciting news, my blog and social media finally have their own logo which can be seen best on Facebook or Instagram. Make sure you’re following my journey on Instagram and my new Facebook page too, links to my pages can be found on the home page. While you’re at it feel free to subscribe by email if you are interested in following my blog. Thank you as always for all the love and support!
Until next time. ♥