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May it be the place the monsters can't reach you. | by Sarah Ann Loreth
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May it be the place the monsters can't reach you.

Dear Friends,

 

This is for all of you out there in internet land who are often overcome by anxiety. I'm not shy to say I suffered very heavily from agoraphobia for many years. I used to be so fearful of social situations that I just wouldn't leave the house because it caused so much stress to do so. I used to look out the window and daydream of road trips and distant travel while it felt like my house was falling down around me. Photography was really the turning point in my life. It gave me a reason to get out of bed every day. It gave me hope and purpose. With photography came meet ups and a community a friends who changed the course of my life. Only a few short years later I was living out of a van and traveling the country hosting workshops to hundreds of students, regardless of my social anxiety. Next month marks five years since I started photography and my one year as a full time photographer. I hope never to forget the impact photography has had on my life.

 

And I hope those of you who are suffering come to learn there is a life after anxiety.

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Taken on May 26, 2015