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Photo taken in Massachusetts by a woman with Major Depressive Disorder. She also has agoraphobic tendencies, but is determined to get out more in 2013.
About this photo: “This photograph was taken several years ago in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I was there for a winter wedding. It was beautiful, but my favorite part was bundling up and walking on the beach. I find there to be a sadness but beauty about being on a beach when it is cold and empty. It feels much more at home to me than being on a warm beach with everyone running around in bathing suits, frolicking with kites and sandcastles.
I don’t like to make resolutions, but I do have some goals. One goal is to get out more this year, so I don’t miss out on beautiful experiences like this one. Whether that means simply taking more walks around my neighborhood and in the nearby nature reservation, or visiting a friend in Paris, I must get out. My depression has left me stuck in my house for too long. I don’t want to miss out on the beauty that is out there – and perhaps I’ll even have some fun and make a sandcastle or two along the way.”