Over the next few months I found myself being wrung through a whirlwind of emotions.
My depression continued and I felt caged in almost every aspect of my life.
Caged at home. Caged at work. Caged within.

I was drowning and it was time to let go...

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"If you are feeling restricted, remember that this moment is temporary. Where you are now is not where you are going to be." Etsy : GoodVibeGoodies

"If you are feeling restricted, remember that this moment is temporary. Where you are now is not where you are going to be."
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THE PROCESS: photo taken of taco sauce on plate, outlines penciled/inked in, image brought into Illustrator for refining and Photoshop for colouring.

THE PROCESS: photo taken of taco sauce on plate, outlines penciled/inked in, image brought into Illustrator for refining and Photoshop for colouring.

From this realization forward, I focused my attention on myself and moving on – and in a big way.
I decided to move my life to Nova Scotia.

Now, I had been toying with this idea for awhile and the inner battle of knowing I was finally doing something for me, but also knowing I would be hurting those closest to me in the process, was something always in the back of my mind. In the end, I knew that those who cared about me would understand why I needed to go. I let the excitement of the adventure guide me through along with the unwavering belief that everything would be fine. Somehow, I knew this is what I was supposed to do.

By the beginning of April I had found a place in Halifax and halfway through I had paid my first months' rent to hold my room. On the 7th of May, I handed in my resignation notice at work and on June 2nd I made the drive from Beamsville, Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Thus far, I had never done anything like this in my life. What should have felt like a massive decision, just felt so easily right to me that I wasn't afraid of it -
I was entranced by it. 

"This was my chance to refocus, rediscover, and redefine the girl I had left behind so many months before.
This was the best decision I had made for myself in a very long time.

I pulled myself out of drowning."

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