Looking for Hope

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.

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  1. Hi Captivating Bitter,
    Thanks for sharing your journey with us, and also for sharing the extraordinarily beautiful flowers! I am so glad you’re doing much better after so many years! I too am doing better in many ways & am looking forward to getting into full-blown recovery as soon as I can- I’m not there yet, but I plan on doing what I need to do to get there! Sam

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  2. That Picture just catches the eye and makes you fall in love with it.
    This Picture gives hope. And I radiate hope to you too,Lady. I salute you. Because you have managed to gather strength to get up and face the world.

    Hope the best for you.

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  3. I love the blurred effect honing in on the blossoms. You have overcome a lot. Many people here have, and BL serves as an inspiration to me as I go through my own issues in life. God bless you & everyone @ BL.

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