Going In

Please welcome first-time contributor Heidi Spitzig, a 37-year-old woman from the Finger Lakes region of New York. Heidi is a survivor of trauma and lives with anxiety, depression, and Dissociative Identity Disorder. She believes in the healing power of the creative process and uses photography as a way to remain present and connected to the beauty found in the natural world. Heidi also enjoys writing, painting, drawing, and many other forms of creative self-expression.

About this photo: “I took this photo during a week-long escape to the Adirondack Mountains. I was feeling quite lost at that point in my life, and, as I often do, I went to nature to figure out what to do next. This photo has become a symbolic representation of my process with healing from the trauma I have experienced in my life: by entering into the dark, watery depths of my mind, I was able to break through those murky layers and reach a place of brilliant light.

See more from Heidi at her website or blog.

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    1. It can teach us so much, I think. Sometimes it’s hard to find a place where we can step outside of the depression or anxiety to take an objective look at what those lessons are, but, for me, being out in nature certainly helps me gain that perspective.

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  1. Heidi, I can relate to your personal story and I can relate to this photograph, it feels as if I could walk down this pathway into the water and disappear. The photograph is so crystal clear, the water, the reflections. An exquisite photograph. Thank you.

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  2. This is excellent. I think it should be framed and displayed. There is no rule that says only well known photographers (such as Ansel Adams) can display and even sell their own work.

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