Anxiety is a natural part of life—so natural that every person has suffered from some form of anxiety in his or her lives. There are people with sporadic episodes of anxiety and people who have anxiety on most days of their life.
She's learned to hold all her feelings inside until late at night, and cover her mouth with her hand so no one hears her. She's perfected her fake smile. And she's been taught - oh so painfully to build her walls up high, to keep everyone out.