by Megan O’Connell
with Terra A. Mattson, MA LPC, LMFT
Worry has been a constant companion of mine for as long as I can remember.
And as much as I wished it away, it didn’t budge.
So when my fourth grade teacher asked us to write a folktale about a character based on ourselves, I knew right away my story would be about a young girl, The Little Worrier, and her experiences navigating life with an abundance of worry.
As an adult, I learned my high level of worry was something others faced too, but it had a specific, diagnosable name: Anxiety.