I always wanted a Beautiful Goodbye and Kirk gifted me 9 beautiful dates/outings in my hometown of North Bay. Sunset photos at Lake Nipissing, dinner from Chopsticks, beach dinner date with favorite sub from favorite local submarine shop, visit our favorite secret café, Italian sodas and watermelon lemonade from Twiggs, Waterfront kisses (reimagination of our first date), Mini Putt date night, dinner at Demarco's, and my mini make-over. I had my haircut from a salon, for the first time since January 2021, and colored my hair. I treated myself to a cute blue romper for moving day. I went to my favorite second hand shop, New-to-You.
"I have Fibromyalgia - thank you for being considerate," diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2018, I am still struggling to understand my illness and learn to cope with my pain.
In spring 2022, I was diagnosed with chronic depression, c-PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder. Everyday was yesterday in my mind & in the flashbacks I was routinely suffering through. Three months after my second suicide attempt, I moved to a new community to begin my healing journey.
is an homage to my favorite childhood book series, Martine. I love the symbolism of the hot air balloon that I, Mallory, am navigating life with chronic illness while on a healing journey.