When I go out for my walks, just as I did when I was a teenager in this same neighborhood, I listen to music in my earbuds while I wonder the forest down the street from our home.
It's weird that when I was growing up in this neighborhood, I don't remember the forest. I didn't know there was more beyond the spot my first boyfriend and I would hang out. We would sit under a silver birch tree near the park.
There was a forest behind my LM households - both the condo and the semi had access to the forest. I would escape in the woods and go wildflower picking or sit at the edge of a rock over looking the swamplands .
"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.