I found this blog today. My discussion with the counsellor was about why his approval is so important to me and why I feel I can’t be myself. This is the message I need to remember.

Judith Iris Quate, CZT, CAP

I Am Who I Am

Approval not needed

This is an example of a visual journal page where I have something very important to express but I am not very happy with the outcome of the page. It is dark and not what I envisioned. However, it is okay because my words are what I feel and this is the purpose of a visual journal to express your feelings!!

It appears all my pages are somewhat dark and this is the place I am now in my life. It isn’t typical of me because I see myself as a happy and optimistic person. I am working hard to remove the darkness in my life. I need and want to be happy again but I am learning you need to go through darkness at times throughout your life but always remember to work towards the brighter side of your life at all times until you eventually…

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