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Ready for Adventure

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who fights severe anxiety, agitation, and panic attacks. She wants to be the wife and mother that she thinks her family deserves, but it is a constant struggle.

About this photo: “I wish I could be more like my toddler. That I could grab something, a toy or someone’s hand, and be instantly ready to run off and have an adventure. That I could take an object and with the magic of imagination bring it to life. I used to be like that, but as the years have gone by it has gotten harder for me to adapt. My anxieties take over and I freeze up. Thankfully I have medication to help, and my daughter’s hand, which is the biggest help of all.


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3 comments on “Ready for Adventure

  1. jaxguide
    October 3, 2012

    The simplicity of a child’s adventure is beautifully captured in this photograph, LOVE it!


  2. The Guat
    October 3, 2012

    This was such a great picture, but the narrative was even better. Great post. I love the first two lines. Very awesome!


  3. caliroe
    October 3, 2012

    The second sentence really grabs me… none of us are alone. THX


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