Photo taken by 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 photograph last summer in my yard. Shasta Daisy “Becky” is one of my favorites. I remember laying in the grass when I was a young girl picking daisies and plucking the petals off one by one….”He loves me, he loves me not….” So much anticipation; all pinning on the hope that the petals would reveal that I would be loved. Deep beneath the obvious romantic hopes for a future love was the deep longing hope that I really was loved; that there was more to this life than pain and abuse.”
Find more from Captivating Bitter at her blog.