As summer turns to fall, so many changes take place.
Transitions are a natural part of life.
Although sometimes it feels as though we lose a part of ourselves, that a part of us has died, we gain so much more.
Let’s embrace the change of seasons, whether small, or large, in the air, or in our lives.
Let our darlings go. Because they need to find wings of their own.
I started this site and photography as a way of healing. My goal has not been to merely heal myself, but also to use my pain and experiences to help others to heal and to know they’re not alone. Now, I don’t know if I’ve accomplished this even a little. I’ve helped myself, sure. But this is called Shattered Silence for a reason, I think it’s about time I break that silence.
Life may not always go as we hoped it would, it may not even go in a way we think we can tolerate. There is so much pain and hurt in the world, so much darkness that we didn’t know we’d ever have to face. Instead of running and hiding from it, why not embrace it? Feel the fear and push through. I’ve had times when I’ve wanted to give up. The thing is, there is still hope, even when we can’t see it. That’s something I’m still in the process of learning.
I want to be able to have my photography be about more than just me. I want it to be about you. I want to be able to reach out and say, “I’m here for you.” What I want more than anything is to be able to help people. I do genuinely mean that. The people who know what it’s like to be in those dark and lonely places, where all you need is a friend, someone to tell you that it’s going to be alright. You’re not alone.
So I guess this is my invitation to you. I want to hear from you. Let’s let this be a place where we can share our stories, our hurt and pain, and let’s overcome it. We don’t have to let it defeat us. We can stand together, and we can fight. We can overcome. It doesn’t do any good to keep it bottled up inside, that only erodes our souls. I know, I’ve been there.
It’s time to release, it’s time to let it out.
Even if you feel that no one else cares, I care. I want to hear your stories. I want to hear about your life and what you’re going through. Feel free to share in the comments.
Let’s shatter the silence and overcome the pain together. It may not be easy, it may take some time. Baby steps are the first ones we need to take. Can you take them with me?