On this day 8 years ago, my life changed in a way that I never could have anticipated.
On August 9, 2008, my best friend Patrick took his own life at my home.
Suicide is an absolute game changer, nothing in this world has ever felt the same since that day.
I see everything in a different light than I once did. I look at people differently.
I look at situations and sense things that I never did before.
The fragility of life has given me an awareness that I never had before that day.
Patrick suffered from depression/anxiety/panic disorder.
These 3 disorders together can prove to be a deadly mix if not treated.
I didn't know all this th
I remember when I first came to Deviantart 9 years ago...I had no idea at all what this place would eventually mean to me.
I was a new Photographer, mostly as a hobby then. I had a strong interest in Photoshop too.
I don't even know what I was looking for when I signed up here but what I found has helped to shape me not only as a photographer but as a person as well.
I have met friends here, real friends that I am still friends with today.
I look back at my Journal entries and its like taking a step back in time...I see posts about my daughter she was 2 years old when I first came here, she is 11 now. I see posts about my cat Mikey, my b
I remember a time when I could look through the resources and stock images category here on DA and find amazing resources that I could actually download from HERE. Now, almost every one of them link out to their own website or where ever. It's a drag because if I am looking here for resources, I want to download them from here because it's so much easier and safer.
I am all for advertising your website here, I always include a link to my website in the description but whatever I am offering to download you can almost always download right here from DA.
And we need a "Free" Category now.
Just my thoughts. LOL