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 photo in my yard last spring. This is an ornamental cherry tree. I love the pink blossoms against the blue sky. I am endlessly looking for hope in the world. I lived without hope for so many years. I felt like my world was gray and after years of work, therapy, journaling, art, reading-I’m climbing my way out of the hole. I take photographs of the beauty I see in the world to serve as a reminder of the hope I have found.”
Find more from Captivating Bitter at her blog.