Please welcome first-time contributor Jamie. After spending most of her life in and out of deep depressions, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a few years ago. She spent the first several years after her diagnosis in complete denial, shame and despair. Then there was a shift. She learned, slowly, that she had to make friends with her disorder and accept it as part of who she is. She has learned that, like nature, she is imperfect. Nature is beautiful. So is she.
About this photo: “This photo was taken on a beautiful morning from the deck of a cabin owned by a friend of mine at the base of the Smoky Mountains. The theme of this photo appears in many of my photographs. I was caught in the tangle of life for many years. But something made me keep going in my quest to find the sun. For this, I am grateful.”