My name is Hope. I have dealt with anxiety and depression all my life, and recently after remembering being raped as a child, I was diagnosed with PTSD.
I attend therapy weekly and I am encouraged to stay in the now twenty-four hours at a time, to help deal with a loud inner child that tries to take over my life.
While driving home one day, fighting to keep her at bay, I started to notice details around me. Right in front of me a log chip truck carried a full load, and I noticed a blue braided rope on top of the chips. Along side the road, colorful wildflowers bloomed. Clouds in different shapes. I realized as I saw these details, her voice became more distant.
The prompting came to me that I should take up photography, and each day find these new details in my everyday environment, and so I have.
This blog is dedicated to those images and my journey to heal through learning photography.
You can also follow my other blog Reclaiming My Narnia if you would like a narrative of the journey. It also includes my back story.