Light and Shadow – Mitzi Starkweather

Brave and incredible–all of it.

Mitzi Starkweather Photography

Here’s what I wrote on Facebook last week in order to hold myself accountable: “This shoot will accompany a very personal blog post (once I finish putting all this stuff into words) and my goal is that others who struggle with anxiety and depression may find hope in it – even if for no other reason than that they can relate.”

Oops. But what if it’s too hard for me to put all this into words?

I guess I’ll do my best.

Here’s what comes to my mind when I hear the word “depression.” (And I wonder what comes to yours?) Shame. Guilt. Loneliness. Feeling like you’re on the outside and looking in on your own life–not experiencing it, but rather portraying a character who has been told how to appear to be experiencing it.

I’ve dealt with depression for years, and I’ve received both horrible and excellent advice about it. But…

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