Journal 5.docx - Annah Johnson EN 102 Prof Garcia Journal 5 The Head and the Heart Understanding PTSD usually warrants some explanation of what got

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Annah Johnson EN 102 Prof. Garcia Journal 5 The Head and the Heart Understanding PTSD usually warrants some explanation of what got someone there: here is mine. When I got out of high school, I tried to do the things that were expected of every other American 18 year old. I had a job, usually not the same one for very long. I applied to colleges, only went to classes for 6 weeks before my best friend convinced me to drop out with her. I tried my damnedest to move out, only managed to convince my parents to put a lock on the door. Things just didn’t ever end up the way I wanted them to. I had graduated wanted to move into the dorms at Western Michigan University, but so much anxiety and fear of my future kept me from making any big changes or choices. Something in my gut said that all of this wasn’t what I was supposed to be doing even though I wanted it so badly, I really wanted to start my life and be successful. I coasted for a year, and I felt awful the entire time. What felt like new sorrows of being an adult and things not being all peachy keen, turned out to be far more sinister. My anxiety and depression didn’t necessarily worsen after high school, they shifted and manifested in different ways. While I have never gone down the medication path, I tried to keep up on it. I mostly
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