It’s #worldmentalhealthday today and I’m currently in one of the down periods of my own mental health. I’ve spent a long time trying to decide if I should even dream of a time when I won’t feel like I have an illness to manage, or if just successfully managing it is a good enough goal. I think the real trick is accepting, even embracing the part of myself that shocks me with adrenaline in the middle of the night and sees danger in every moment. I think it’s just trying to protect me.
I’m talking about all of this because I know so many other people feel like this too, and it’s easy to feel alone, or broken. But we’re not broken, and you’re not alone.
View from the Queensferry Crossing
Here's Florence, btw.
People-watching at Piazzio di Michaelangelo
I seem to be way more interested in taking photos of people taking photos of things than the actual thing. Love this shot of a couple taking a selfie overlooking Florence at sunset.
Street art in Florence
So over it.
I can't believe I forgot this total badass in my gallery of Pisa posers - fierce!
A series of photos of people holding up, pushing over, putting a hat on, or otherwise interacting with the Tower of Pisa. I loved the universality of it and how everyone was perfectly willing to look so ridiculous.