The Unlikely Gifts of Depression

i-am-worthyI am a firm believer in spreading love and acceptance of others but most importantly acceptance of oneself, flaws and all. No one is perfect but our society frames this idea of good and perfect and proportionate and happy. But happiness is not based on perfectly measurable things. Happiness is as deep as the ocean and as wide as space and time. There are no measurable units to how we should be happy or how we should feel or look. Let us open our minds and hearts to acceptance of ourselves in all of our imperfections. Let us feel how we feel, look how we look and enjoy the roller coaster journey because it is what shapes us.

I read this article on the Darling Magazine blog and I found myself nodding in agreement and smiling at my computer like a big dummy. I wanted to share these words of explanation and acceptance that are often so hard to realize when you are drowning deep in the waters of doubt and depression.  This quote from the article The Unlikely Gifts of Depression,  says it all… “I have to remember that my path is unique… [and that] my situation is my story.”

Depression isn’t just about being unhappy. It is a blanket, a fog over you. It is a roller coaster of doubt & dismay, of energy & despair, of overthinking & anxiety ridden immobilizing fear, it is draining & tiring & tears & pain and a lot of times it is silent & alone. So that smile you see might be hiding true brokenness. It is not as simple as explaining the difference between happy and sad; it’s the gray area in between. But when you do, when you can find the words to your deep and darks you might find that you are not as alone as you think you are. Share your story because it might open your eyes and the conversation it starts can change hearts. Please realize that this is a part of you and it makes you unique, it makes you interesting, it makes your life colorful and that is a story to tell. Emotions are the color to the blank canvas of life, so show the world your painting.

Please click over to Darling Magazine blog and read on.  I love this blog because it is about various important and fun issues woman are facing now.

Thanks for joining in on my roller coaster creative journey. Sorry I have been MIA, you know, life happened. It’s great to be back.

Cheers… Kat

Summer Dreamin’

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It’s the beginning of summer and oh boy it’s hot.  Sizzlin’.  I am summer dreamin’ of pool time and running in the sprinklers, of flip flops and sun glasses, of ice cream dates and toes in the sand… oh this is the life.

Cheers…. Kat

Hi my name is Kat – Let’s talk Graphic Design

IMG_6283So as most of you know, I am a creative person. I love to do crafts with the kids and get messy and I LOVE color. But I wanted to introduce myself as a professional graphic designer. Hello, my name is Kat, let’s talk graphic design.

Please see my portfolio on my website KatLange.com

Hire me for all of your print designs.  Contact me @ KatLangeDesigns@gmail.com

Check me out on Facebook @Kat Lange Designs and give my page a like.

Also, check me out on Instagram @KatLangeDesigns like me, love me, FOLLOW ME.

Thank you everyone for following along on my journey.

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Happy March

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Well hello there March, you big green beautiful beast you.

I am so excited for this month.  So excited for holidays and for spring, for moving forward and for the changes to come.  March is a time for new beginnings, for a freshness, for luck and for boldness and I can honestly say I look forward to it all.  I have so many plans and ideas.  I am busy over here planning and collaborating and organizing so stay tuned.

Cheers.

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