Life is a journey.
How could I suddenly be struck again with anxiety, fear, doubt and self-loathing?! This painting which I call "Thorn" is in honor of those times where we take a few steps back in confusion.
When I'm having one of these days - or weeks - I remind myself that I've recovered before. I put into use the tools and insights I have learned through reading, therapy and meditating. I remember that "this too shall pass". It's not always this simple, but I refuse to give up on my journey of learning, self discovery and growth. The trajectory is upward, even if there are detours along the way.