I suffer from the effects of depression. Usually the first things to go when my depression is severe are my writing and photography. I thought that perhaps the best way to help my way through those low times is to use the two things I love the most — almost like therapy.
I am nervous about embarking on such an arduous task. I told myself from the beginning I would make it as simple as possible. I would only use my iPhone for a camera (easier for uploading) and for post-processing, I would use my Instagram app. I knew I wanted to keep a blog while tackling my photography project. Which could be the wrench in the whole works.
When I am dealing with the effects of severe depression, it is hard enough to get out of bed in the morning, let alone write about why I took that picture for that particular day.
So I made a deal with myself. The images don’t have to be perfect and the writing can be as brief as just letting the viewer know it’s day X of 365 and what the prompt word is. So if you notice minimal writing that day, it just could be that’s all the energy I had to share with you.
I am nervous, but I’m also excited. Excited because I am hoping to learn a lot about myself and the world around me. I am a broken individual living in a broken world.
But I cling to the cross of Jesus Christ — He is the only reason I am here today.