As I continue to travel across the globe, depression and anxiety are still there, residing inside of me. The feelings of shame and worthlessness still creep in. The voice of depression is tricky that way; it uses sneaky tactics to make us think the darkness is all there is, and worse yet, that the darkness is who we are. It can blind us to light and beauty. But there is hope found in moments of community and wonder. It continues to draw me forward into living a full life, pursuing that which is most meaningful to me.
→ Ryan Kuja (A Paradox in Paradise)