Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and rape. She has survived suicide attempts and years of self-harm. After wandering her way through life unable to trust and barely feeling alive, she is now fighting to live a healthy life. She has been reading, journaling, blogging and working hard to heal. She is finally taking care of herself and starting to feel better.
About this photo: “I took this photo at the butterfly exhibit at Gainesville’s Natural History Museum. This is a Blue Morpho… they start out all brown and turn this beautiful blue once they reach maturity. This particular Morpho is near the end of its life and his wings are tattered and broken… the beauty in his brokenness really speaks to me. I’ve felt so broken for most of my life.“
Find more from Captivating Bitter at her blog.