Opened my eyes at 7:00 a.m., saw this, got out of bed, grabbed my digital and film cameras that I had placed on my nightstand last night, and took this picture and a few others with my digital camera. Mornings are usually extremely challenging for me—filled with lots of anxiety, depression and often somatic and emotional flashbacks—and it takes a lot of effort on my part and usually encouragement and help from my husband to get out of bed each day. It’s a very rough and exhausting way to start each day. I’ve noticed throughout this A Month On Film project that the days I take a picture first thing in the morning it does help in being able to get out of bed. Maybe this is something I need to incorporate into my regular morning routine. I am so thankful for the blessing that through photography I’ve been able to learn a skill that helps me to truly see, appreciate, and absorb my surroundings in a helpful way.
#amonthonfilm is a photo project with prompts hosted by two photographers on Instagram
Photo taken: September 18, 2020
film developed & scanned by The Darkroom Lab