This post is part of my first year doing the A to Z Challenge and I happen to be writing under the theme Gratitude: The Things That Keep Me Alive. This is a relevant theme for me as I am struggling with postpartum depression, and also have diagnosed anxiety and bipolar II (just to let you know what's going on with me-it might be pertinent as you read the post below). Thank you for stopping by and reading my post!
D is for drawing because drawing is something that not only helps quiet my mind, it helps build my self confidence (which is generally down near the Marianas Trench). Drawing is a way I can help others as well as I way I can express myself, whether that be my feelings or opinions.
Here is a recent exercise in calming myself:
In fact, writing this post reminds me of the first time I met my husband in-person (we were matched on eHarmony and dated online for a bit before meeting up) and I brought him a tri-fold comic wishing him good luck during his hike and trail repair volunteer work that weekend.
I had decided through some odd Hannah-logic that if he enjoyed and accepted my expression of good will that he would be worth getting to know-as if an hours long lunch date with meandering and chatting in the rain followed by a lingering goodbye didn't bode well in itself!
Drawing is an important part of my life, an important part of me staying mentally well, and as I think of my future of as a mother and wife, I see it continuing to be important. As one of the few things I actually feel pride about, hot dog-it's important!