It's taken the ugly form of Post Postpartum depression coupled with anxiety attacks. I assume many of you have had to struggle with this difficulty so you know when I say that it sucks. big time. I've never felt more scared, sad, hopeless and helpless all at the same time. I'm naturally a happy, glass is always half full, hopeful sort of a person so when I experience something so dark and so the opposite of my normal self, it is terrifying.
Luckily I have an amazing husband who has never left my side AND who has managed to keep our family in order and running. I'm grateful for modern medicine that was able to give me the somewhat instant relief that I prayed for. And I've realized I have so many people who are genuinely willing and happy to help me. Blessings do come in the midst of trials.
I've learned these 7 "S" words that are imparitive to me having a successful day:
To anyone who is going through a tough time, my heart goes out to you. I'm definitely not out of the woods yet but at least I've seen a ray of sunshine and glimmer of hope along the way. Soooo, obviously my Countdown to Christmas has taken a back seat but I would still like to post when I can and please keep sending me your Christmas Photo's. It's been so fun to see. (email me: firstname.lastname@example.org) Check out all of our entries so far!
Today's photo is of my little Snow Baby. It's a fitting picture for 2 reasons, First, she was born on the first snowfall of the season and second, it's super snowy outside today!
Here is the photo SOOC:
ISO 400, 50mm, f/2.0, 1/100th sec.
Crop to a square
apply the Lightroom preset "Black and White Creative - High Contrast"
decrease exposure to 0
decrease blacks to 14
decrease brightness to +33
use the exposure brush at +33 to lighten the eyes
apply the lightroon preset "Sharpening wide edges - faces"
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