ALMA

ALMA: parte imortal do ser humano; espírito; o que dá força e vivacidade; essência.

In the beginning of 2018 I was diagnosed with anxious depression.
I hadn’t been feeling like myself for a very very long time and it just kept getting worse.
At first I thought it was because of my Grandfather’s passing but after a year I was even worse: my anxiety was out of control from the moment I got up until I went to bed, which led into having nightmares, waking up several times in the middle of the night and sometimes, insomnia; I just wanted to stay home, in bed, all day, crying my eyes out, not knowing why; I stopped going out and my life was home-work, work-home.
One day, my Mother found me on the bathroom floor crying and after that, I decided to go to psychotherapy and eventually, when it wasn’t working out, started going to a psychiatrist as well.
This is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Eventually, with the help of therapy to find out the reason behind my depression and the medícine prescribed, I started feeling like myself again.
That’s how this project came to life: at one point I felt like my ALMA (SOUL) was destroyed and now, even if it’s an everyday battle, I feel like it’s growing again.

2016 – Present