The Always Anxious Newsletter

Arianne Dellovo
Navigating motherhood - relationships - social justice - and major life events, all while anxious.
Created 31 May 2021
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  • Better Than a Dream Job
    24 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 2 1
    I’m just going to skip over the part where I apologize (to whom? for what?) for not having put out a newsletter in over two months, and go straight to the part where I share that I recently started my...
  • Growing Pains and Gains
    11 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Today Kenny took Katherine to Maine for the day to visit with his parents who have a camper up there. In fact, they are still there as I am writing this. They’ve been gone for 8 hours. It feels like t...
  • White Women, White Women, What Do You See?
    26 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    My daughter’s favorite book is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? This classic children’s book features rhyme, repetition, and a blue horse! How silly! This week’s post is not going to be silly....
  • Split Screen Sadness
    16 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 4 4
    “Cause I can’t wait to figure out what’s wrong with me, so I can say this is the way I used to be.” - John Mayer Ah if only it were that simple, Mr. Mayer. You receive your diagnoses on a silver platt...
  • Everything Old Is New Again
    08 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    Mom jeans. Tie dye. Scrunchies. Champion clothing. Babysitters Club. Space Jam. I am here for it. I’m not sure if basking in waves of nostalgia is a symptom of my mental illness or just something else...
  • What If They're My Super Powers
    28 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 3 2
    As my community of subscribers grows, I am honored and thrilled to be able to share more of my musings with you all. Here’s what I’ve been pondering lately. I spent many years believing I was weak and...
  • Pulling a Monica
    21 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 1 1
    Fans of the television series Friends will likely remember the episode when Monica’s mom hires her to cater an event. Riddled with anxiety, Monica is desperate to prove herself and not let her mom dow...
  • I Will Not Look Away
    07 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    One fun thing about my anxiety is that sometimes in the middle of the night, I just lie awake writing Op Ed pieces in my head for some imaginary publication that doesn’t exist. The topics vary, but ar...
  • Why The Word "and" is My Friend
    31 May 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Literally one month before the country went into pandemic lockdown, in February 2020, my husband Kenny and I took our (at the time) five-month-old daughter Katherine on her first plane ride. Kenny had...
  • Navigating motherhood - relationships - social justice - and major life events, all while anxious.
    31 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to The Always Anxious Newsletter by me, Arianne Dellovo. Smashing the stigma of what it means to be anxious. I'm a former high school English teacher, turned stay-at-home mom. You can find me ...
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