I just wanted to say that I was in a pretty sensible place and this thread really hit close to home for me. Thanks.
My biggest secret I guess is that I have a really hard time telling people how I really feel out of fear that I'm going to bum everyone out. This past year was so tough for me, mostly because of breaking up with my girlfriend with whom I was madly in love, and it changed my outlook on life for the worst by a large margin. I used to be such a cheerful person, life loving and so excited about everything. Now I'm constantly having negative thoughts about myself, feeling that there's something wrong with me, with a lot of really bad anxiety that some days gets to the point of me being on the verge of a panic attack. Some days for whatever reason I think I feel better, but there's always something that brings me back to the pit. The only thing that I'm passionate about is making music whether alone or with my band, but many times I get really fearful that my/our stuff isn't good for whatever reason, even when people have told me tell me that it's beautiful and they love it, which leads to creative block and more anxiety. In a week I'm going backpacking with my closest friends for approximately two months and I'm hoping that changes things at least a bit, but I'm also really afraid that it doesn't and I become stuck in this rut.
Anyways, thanks again for this making this place the amazing place it is. Sorry for the bad English, it's not my first language.