Lens Artists Photo Challenge #223 – Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy to me is Defying Gravity by design. I will tell a little of my story of survival and how I defied all odds. Hopefully it inspires you and you enjoy my photos.

I have been diagnosed as having Bipolar Disorder Type 1. I was told I will never do great things again. I was told to give up and in fact I tried to give up in 2010, but defying all odds, I survived that horrendous night. I am a suicide attempt survivor.

I still struggle daily, but have chosen my health and life. I take medications, put my therapy in practice, exercise, eat right (now-a new endeavor) and have a great support system.

I have used photography, travel and hiking all to keep me alive and let me truly LIVE again!

You can read more of my story Here.

The host for this weeks challenge shared his entry at https://photobyjohnbo.wordpress.com/2022/10/29/lapc-223-flights-of-fancy/

To share how I defied all odds…here is a collection of some of my photos I have taken from some favorite trips and adventures.

I absolutely love to travel. This was taken in Sevilla, Spain at Alcazar Palace
One of my favorite sunrises at Driftwood Beach, Georgia
I love a great sunset! Sunset at Young’s Chapel Methodist Church in Georgia
I love exploring abandoned beauty
I love long exposure waterfalls and sunbursts!! This is Minnehaha Falls in Georgia.
From our hiking trip in Rocky Mountain National Park last month. I obviously did not take this photo! Just threw it in for good measure and to show one of the things that saved me!

I hope you enjoyed!



25 thoughts on “Lens Artists Photo Challenge #223 – Flights of Fancy

  1. JohnRH says:

    WOW. Your photographs are OUTSTANDING, in my humble opinion. I too like photography (on a very amateur basis), travel, and hiking, so I look forward to your posts. (That banner shot is awesome!)

  2. Tina Schell says:

    You are really very talented Sarah and your photography is wonderful. So glad you were able to climb f out of the depths and are able to share these with us. We hope you’ll continue to join us!

  3. Anne Sandler says:

    Amazing images Sarah! My favorite is your banner shot. I hope you will continue being a part of LAPC and contribute often. We need to see the beauty you produce as much as you need photography.

  4. lisaonthebeach says:

    Oh Sarah, what a beautiful post! Beautiful photos, a beautiful story and inspiring life ❀️ I’m not sure I can pick a favorite photo, but the driftwood beach photo is on the top of the list 😊

  5. photobyjohnbo says:

    Your images are spectacular. I was grabbed by your opening banner, but my favorite is that abandoned piano shot. I hope to see more of your challenge responses in the weeks to come.

  6. pattimoed says:

    Wow, Sarah. You are very talented! I’m so happy you found a way out of such a dark place by focusing on the light and things that give you joy. Your photos are a delight.

  7. Wind Kisses says:

    I love the strength and wisdom you have to share your journey. It sounds like you have chosen the right focus to bring light to your life. Your photos are both meticulous, and most have a story. Like the piano, and the old house/barn. Very nice. .

  8. Sylvia Bacon says:

    Sarah, your photographs are wonderful, I especially love your first one. You are truly a survivor and deserve a tremendous amount of credit for turning your life around and also being an inspiration and role model for others! Thank you for sharing your story.

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