dipping my toes into a confession, 2011.
The other day I unlocked a secret for a special and inspiring project that is being orchestrated by Dianna on her tumblr (which you can submit your own confessions if you feel so inclined!) With the ever wonderful encouragement from Lexy I decided to come and play, and this was the result of that. Now, I’m no artist. But I do enjoy tinkering and playing around with words and making them my own. (the “eye” inspired by Miss Natcha!)
Of course, there’s a story behind the doodle: I used to be a victim to the horrible clutches of depression. I wasn’t just unhappy for the sake of being unhappy. I was truly going through terrible things. I was caught in a life-altering inner battle with myself. Early last year I was able to pull myself out of that dark place and I threw myself (heart & head first) back into the world. I allowed myself to grow. I’m not done doing that just yet, I still have a long way to go…. but the most important thing is that: I have. I allowed myself to start accepting myself little by little, allowed myself to smile more, allowed myself to have experiences and share them, too. I learned how to be inspired again, and it’s becoming inspired by everything I’ve come into contact with that saved me. I’m learning to take risks. Not very big ones yet (baby steps. it’s all about baby steps) But I am learning. And it’s just so rewarding to be able to put this confession onto paper. Because I am happy. I still have my days, and there are things I still need to change. But I’m no longer that sad girl I was once before. And that gives me all the more reason to live, and just be. :)
Learn to be yourself, keep growing, and keep becoming inspired.
Thank you. <3