People call me paranoid all the time. I like to refer to myself as realistically hyper-vigilant. Depending on where you live, it's easy to turn on the news or glance at your social media feeds to see that real threats are going down on a regular basis. There's plenty to be scared of. Do I think I can control every situation? Of course not. However, I do like to stack the odds in my favor by avoiding certain situations and having the proper tools.
You're only paranoid if nothing is really happening. But, how do you know if nothing is happening if you're paranoid?
I have always been an anxious person, but when our house was burglarized in the middle of the day two days before Christmas, everything changed for me. A mid-day break-in is one of those things that “happens to other people” and it can feel like your chances of it happening to you are minuscule. Well, trust me, it happens to more and more people these days. My husband ran out for forty minutes, we had a huge German shepherd, and it was one o'clock pm. Seems like a lot of deterrents, right? The thieves managed to tornado through our house uncovering things I didn't know we had.
Part of me wishes I could be more optimistic and walk around without a care in the world. The other part of me is fine with being a little more cautious. If you find yourself nervous and anxious about daily life tasks, please explore this site. Hopefully, I can share some experiences and helpful ways to make life feel a little safer.
It's impossible to prepare for everything life throws at us, but there are ways to make us feel more secure. With awareness, knowledge, and products these days, we can arm ourselves to ease the anxiety of living life as we should.
Some of us may have battled phobias all our lives, many may have become jaded over time, and several might find themselves more fearful due to the state of the world these days. In my case, it's a combination of all of the above.
Throughout this blog, there will be sarcasm. It's just my style. Please know that it's never my intention to make fun of anyone's fears. I have bipolar disorder with a hefty side dish of generalized anxiety disorder, so I'm never laughing at mental illness or paranoias of any kind. I also know that having fears doesn't mean you have a mental illness. Humor is just one of my coping mechanisms. I want to make that clear from the start in case my snarky doesn't translate well via typing.
Please reach out at any time. I'd love to hear from like minded people. As long as you realize there will be background checks first. Just kidding. Exhibit A of said sarcasm.