A couple of weeks ago, my house mate and I went for a walk. It was a frosty morning, meaning there mist was still in the air and, if I do say so myself, it made for some lovely atmospheric photos.

I’d been dying for weeks to get out and take some photos, but just couldn’t muster up the courage to actually face the world. It was the same this day too. My hair way layered in grease, I was having a small personal life crisis and most of me just wanted to crawl up into a ball and binge watch tele in bed. Well, as I’m sure you’ll be able to see from the photos, aren’t I glad I didn’t listen to myself!

As I reflected on the photos, I realised I hadn’t seen myself this happy or ‘free’ for a long time. There are very few pictures of myself from my dark days but, in the ones that do exist, it’s clear that the lights were on but no one was home.

I had a weird sense of strength and empowerment looking at them; as if I finally realised thatย I’ve won the battle.

I’m free of (most) of the demons and that once plagued me, living in the shadows, and I’m free to do whatever I so choose.

Sure, it’s not easy journey – something I’ve talked about a lot – and I’m by no means at the end of it. However, it just goes to show how things can sneak up on you; depression, hatred, evenย happiness.

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  • Jo

    You look so happy in your pictures, i’s great that you’re feeling better! And where you went walking looks beautiful. I like getting out in the countryside, it’s like it replenishes my soul ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I’m glad you liked them! It really was beautiful – but I think it’s more the camera and the misty air, rather than anything I did to take a good photo! :’) Yes – the countryside will always be my first love <3

  • Monica L. Matthews

    Beautiful pics and your happiness shines through! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Awesome shots! I’m so glad you were able to push through, and reap the benefits of a lovely walk in the woods! Kudos to you for kicking your demons to the curb, and congrats on winning the battle (one I’ve fought myself, many times over the years).

    • Thanks so much! It’s a vicious circle and I know it won’t be the last time I’ve got to get through it – but at least I’ve got these photos to remind me next time! x

  • Sam

    These photos are stunning! I’m glad you went out and faced the world.. the build up is the worst bit xx

    • Thanks babes! I’m getting there…. slowly! you know what I’m like! Hope you’re well xxxxxxxx

  • These are such great photos, I bet you’re so glad you ventured outside. `I hope you’re starting to feel a bit better ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

    • I was!! It was so worth it to get some of the photos I did!! Thanks for the wishes, love xxx