This blog category is the journaling and journey-ing of my quest to say (with cautious sincerity) “Hello, Anxiety” and to take a look at the condition from my “me-andering” views.
Here are two definitions of ANXIETY. First, from Oxford Languages:
Well, Oxford Languages summed it up pretty well: “Worry, Unease, Nervousness,” otherwise known as WUN. (Truth in blogging: I just made up that acronym.)
Unnecessary sidebar: Did you know that “wun” is an actual word?! At least according to the unrivaled urbandictionary.com.
Uh oh, “Walking with the occasional burst of running for a few seconds, or minutes at best,” not to mention “let’s hope I survive” both sound eerily, anxiously familiar.
A “hypothetical“ convo between Anxiety, Developing Truth and Me:
Me: “Anxiety ain’t gonna wun over me. I’m gonna wun from it.”
Anxiety: “We’ll see.”
Developing Truth: “Neal, it’s not about being adversarial, combative or managerial with Anxiety.”
Anxiety: “Again, we will see.”
Developing Truth: “Breathe and try again, Neal.”
Me: “Okay. I ain’t gonna wun from it. At least I’m gonna try not to.”
Developing Truth: “That’s enough for now.”
Anxiety: “We. Will. See.”
The second definition of Anxiety is from “my sister,” Anxiety Girl:
Whew, that’s enough defining for wun day.