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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at IUP chapter.

Just take a deep breath and relax, 

But how, when my mind attacks? 

My lungs collapse, and suddenly 

It’s hard to breathe. 

The tremble in my teeth, 

My heart pounds beneath. 

I try to eat, but my stomach feels nauseous, 

I become excessively cautious.  

Just take a deep breath and relax, 

But how, when I cannot seem to fill the cracks? 

Do they love me or love me not? 

I think about this a lot.  

I cannot fall asleep, my mind is racing, 

I get up and start pacing. 

Why do I worry so much?  

Maybe I just need a crutch.  

Emily Beyer is a writer at the Her Campus Chapter at IUP. Beyond Her Campus, Emily works at a local elementary schools after school program and oversees a group of K-2 graders. She has been to many professional development conferences to further her studies in education. Emily is a senior at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania majoring in Early Childhood & Special Education. In her free time, Emily loves to write, shop, watch Grey's Anatomy, and listen to podcasts. Also, she enjoys going to the gym and working out as a distraction from her studies.