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Leave a little room for the Holy Ghost…
Sometimes it takes someone who is the public eye dying tragically to bring light to an issue that many others deal with. Of course, I am talking about the incredible loss of Robin Williams.
Depression is a motherfucker. It’s one of those things that can hit you out of nowhere. It is something that you can inherit from your parents. You may be someone who struggles with it on a regular basis for no real reason. Sometimes you can get yourself in a black hole so dark and deep that you think that there is no way out of it. Killing yourself seems easier than trying to find that light again.
I have been there myself. I am someone who predisposed to be depressed. Things are good right now. I am happy. I feel calm. But this darkness can sneak in at any time really, with no warning or reason. There have been times when I felt like I just didn’t want to go on anymore. I have written about it on here before in the past. I know that a gun tastes like it smells. I know how it feels to think that it will never get better.
But I fought that. I pulled myself together and I work to keep myself together. It isn’t always easy, but it has been worth it.
The point is. No matter who you are. No matter where you are. No matter what you are dealing with. You are not alone. You need to know that there are people out there that care about you. It might not be who you can see or who you expect, but they are there. No matter how terrible things get, tomorrow is a chance for things to improve.
Never feel like you don’t have options. Never feel like you are alone in this world. Keep your head up. Keep pushing forward. No one is perfect, don’t think that you need to be. Some of us are broken more than others, but everyone has cracks- it’s how the light gets in.
And if you feel like you are at the very end of your rope, before you do anything you can’t take back, make a call. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area,anytime 24/7.
RIP Robin Williams, you will be missed. My heart hurts for your family, and for the families for all the others who thought they didn’t have any other options.
Hi! I shoot with Sony. I was shooting with the Sony A77, but like two weeks ago I got the new A77 m2. I usually only use one body when I am shooting. Thank you for the kind words!