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Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last five years.
About this photo: “I have had this feeling for some time now, that I am missing my life…that my life is soon ending, and I haven’t done anything. You know that feeling? Like you are living someone else’s life. I think it is part of my age crisis, but actually when I really think about that, I have had this feeling many times in my life. I can remember that feeling even from my childhood and especially from the teenage years. It is really sometimes distressing. But I think it is partly a way to escape from your problems, sorrows… that you imagine a time/place/life where you should be and live.”
Find more from Teija at her blog.