Earlier this month, I wrote a blog post detailing a nasty panic attack I endured at the dentist office. I am absolutely overwhelmed by the messages of support I received! Many of you reached out to me with similar experiences dealing with anxiety. I have made many new friends since publishing that post, and my heart is full! I am one lucky gal.
In case anyone is wondering about my dental drama, I was able to get my tooth extracted by Christopher Mullinex (time for a shameless plug!). It was a great experience!!! I was given medicine that helped me sleep through the procedure. One minute, I’m talking to Dr. Mullinex about Disney World. Then, the next minute, I am waking up with gauze in my mouth, procedure finished!!! The best part is when the doc let my husband and kids in the room afterward. I was so relieved it was over!
If anyone wants to share their stories of anxiety, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be happy to publish it! I believe as professionals, it’s crucial to discuss these issues, and find ways to manage our mental health together.
Next week, I will be at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, attending a class on Science Communication. I’m super stoked because the class instructors are from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. (Yes! Alan Alda from MASH! I didn’t know he was a science communicator either!)
We will be doing a lot of role-playing in this class related to media interviews. As a former reporter, you’d think this would be easy for me. But I really sucked at live shots. So this class is just what I need! I will blog all about it next week.
Thanks again for everyone’s support! xoxoxoxoxox