Walk your Demon
Do you walk your demon or does it walk you? For me, it's a bit of both. When I travel to exhibit my art and speak about post-traumatic growth, I share the steps I've taken to reconfigure my mind and become stronger and healthier than I was before my impairment. I think the impression I sometimes give is that people who are experiencing this growth are always in this state of happiness and well being. For me, there's good days and bad, the difference is that when I wake up and feel crappy, I recognize it as a chemical change in my brain and do things to correct it. Getting out of bed, going for a walk, watching a movie, exercising or doing something I wouldn't usually do that day helps me get out of my slump.
Most of the time I'm like the medic on the left of this image. Although that demon is collared, he's always trying to escape and attack me. This time I'm ready for him.
Have a safe week, everyone.