Learning to Believe in Yourself and Dealing with Anxiety

posted by Misfit September 5, 2018 2 Comments


As promised – here’s a quick update!

In the past couple of weeks – life has seemed to be crazy (but in a good way). As some of you know – I really struggle with anxiety. Putting myself out there sometimes is tough. But recently – after working through counseling – I’ve started to really get a hold of my anxiety and my overall outlook on life.

What’s up with the table?

Well, I purchased this table at a thrift store nearly 2 years ago. At the time I was really depressed – knowing that I was about to go in for surgery. I was honestly just trying to get my mind off things and do some fun shopping. Upon seeing this table – I knew I had to have it – but the owner didn’t want to sell it to me b/c she thought it was too filthy. Me (my anxiety self) usually would have backed down – but not this time. I felt like this table and me were connected. Yeah, it was covered in oil stains and just plain filth from a garage of some sorts. Yeah it had a couple of busted features – but it was solid wood and a good design. It’s bones (or inner character) were there and I knew deep down it had a better life in store if I could just get my hands on it. After some hard negotiating – the owner finally gave in. So for a mere $20 – I loaded the dirty table into my SUV. For 2 years – I dreamed of refurbishing it to it’s original grandeur. And this week is the week. Since – I don’t have alot of time during the day to tackle this project – I’m spending my late nights sanding and removing every old bit of muck. Why? Because this table was the first step to me conquering my anxiety so long ago.

What I’ve learned…

I find it interesting how things sometimes come in full circle – as now I’m using my voice to pitch new business ideas. I believed in the table and now I believe in myself. So I challenge you – believe in yourself when others don’t – because there is beauty locked deep down and it’s just waiting to be revealed.


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Darlene September 6, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Wow, I really feel you here is girlfriend. I suffer both depression and anxiety and have found it gets in the way of my art. I need to find an outlet for it, like you did. Thanks for sharing. Q

Diane September 6, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Love the story and idea of the table. Makes me think of something I’ve been putting off and maybe now is the time for some artsy crafty/me time. Good therapy. Thank you.


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