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Watching The Seconds Tick By

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 9-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office assistant but was signed off work due to mental health issues. She deteriorated even more after that, with time spent in hospital, going to see counsellors, and lots of medications, with various side effects. She decided that she didn’t want to live like that anymore and she wanted to make her daughter proud of her, so she pushed herself to go back to college where she chose to study photography. She quickly realized how much she loved every aspect of photography. Although she still has very dark days, she continues to push herself and carry on doing what she loves.

About this photo: “Seconds can feel like hours, when you are feeling hopeless. This image represents how I feel on bad days, it does pass though and I need to focus on more positive things during these hard times, easy to say, yet hard to do I know, never give up.”

Find more from Tracy at her website and blog.


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3 comments on “Watching The Seconds Tick By

  1. librefreespirit
    June 7, 2015

    such an awesome example of perseverance and courage to take change life, its hard to struggle with anxiety, so brave to go on without the pills, and the picture is such a good example of life.

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  2. Dreams and Zeros
    June 8, 2015

    Fantastic photo – really love it. Best wishes.


  3. themonkseal
    June 9, 2015

    Reblogged this on themonkseal.


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