Welcome to Living Faith Over Fear!

My name is Kara. I am currently a 25 year-old student set to graduate in December with a degree in elementary education. My ultimate goal after I graduate is to move down south and become a second-fourth grade teacher somewhere. In addition to working with kids, I love reading, writing, yoga, music, nature, coffee and fashion.

In this blog, I will frequently touch on all of those things that I love, but I will also talk a great deal about anxiety; more specifically my journey with it and how to overcome it. Throughout much of my life, I have struggled with generalized anxiety and social anxiety. There have been many times where I have felt absolutely trapped in anxiety and believed that it would never leave me. I didn’t think I would ever be able to live a normal life again.

Thankfully, the past few years have been a real life-changing transformation for me. It definitely didn’t happen overnight. In fact, many times I would take one step forward only to feel like I took ten steps back the next day. But I kept going. I kept saying “no” to anxiety, and “yes” to doing what scared me the most. Day by day, it was really hard to notice any changes. But now, looking back to who I was two or three years ago, I am totally changed, for the better. It’s not that I’m necessarily a different person, it’s just that since I don’t let anxiety stop me anymore, I am now more “me” than I’ve ever been. I am more at peace with myself than I have ever been. I finally like myself, and I am no longer ashamed of what makes me different.

Don’t get me wrong, I still have hard moments, and times where anxiety tries to creep back into my mind and stop me from doing something I need to do. The only difference is, now I know anxiety is just anxiety. I know that it can’t actually hurt me anymore. I know that I am stronger than it is. And since I’ve really internalized these beliefs, anxiety has lost its’ power over me.

So, if you are anything like me, if you’ve struggled with anxiety and depression, or feeling lonely and/or out of place, then this is the place for you. I am so happy and thankful that you are here. My goal is to help people who are suffering realize they CAN overcome anxiety and show them how. You don’t have to struggle anymore and you don’t have to do it alone either. If you ever need to talk about anything, or have something to share, feel free to leave a comment or message me on Instagram. I’d love to hear from you<3