Hey everyone, it’s Jamie.

Some news to report: I’ll be a guest artist at a local art gallery this Spring showcasing/selling some of my photography, which is a great step for my photography endeavours.

I also met up with my dad, and finally just blurted out about what happened, and he looked like he was about to cry. I’m also requesting prayers/good vibes sent his way since he gave us troubling news about his health, so please, if you can, send him healing energy.

On top of everything with the pandemic, work is keeping me stable and grounded and I haven’t had too much mental health crises lately, which is good.

I hope everyone else is doing well and being safe. Have a great week


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78 comments

  1. amilne9 Volunteer

    Dear Jamie Marie,

    I know I am late to this story, but I have been going back to read older stories and still wanted to leave you a comment. I think it is so excited that you had to opportunity to showcase your talent at the local gallery! I hope it went amazing and you sold a ton of pieces, that is incredible. Also, I think that it was incredibly strong and mature of you to be able to talk to your dad about what happened. I hope that the following conversation went well, and know that I am proud of you because I am sure that wasn’t easy. Also, I will definitely be praying for your dad, and I will send him healing and comfort. I am glad that work has been a grounding force for you, sometimes staying in that routine and having a responsibility to keep you on track is really good in these times when everything feels so different. I am so happy you haven’t had many crises lately, and I hope that continues for you. So happy you are doing okay and thank you so much for the update, please don’t hesitate to update us again if you ever want to share or talk, we are all here for you!

    Much Love,
    Ari <3

  2. Tokyo_Kaneki Volunteer

    Hi Jamie Marie!
    Wow ! that is absolutely great, I am so proud of you. I hope that this pursues your photography endeavours even further. I will be sending out lots of prayers for your dad in hopes that his health starts getting better. I am glad to hear you are doing okay. Sending you and your father lots of love and good vibes
    – J

  3. Pamela Z Volunteer

    Hello Jamie Marie
    That is super amazing, I hope everything goes well. This is such a big opportunity for you, I am so proud. I am glad to hear that you are doing well. Keeping your dad in my payers, hope he gets better.

    Sending love
    Pamela

  4. leoreslavick Volunteer

    Hi Jamie Marie,
    I am so happy to hear about your photography. It’s amazing that you are going to be a guest artist at a local art gallery and I am so so happy for you. I also will be sure to keep your father in my prayers and will be wishing him a quick recovery.

    I am also happy to hear that work has been keeping you busy. Staying busy and occupied with work also helps me refrain from worrying about life and other things going on.

  5. lmc83823 Volunteer

    Hi Jamie,
    That’s exciting news! I am happy to hear that your photography will be getting recognition and things are moving forward for you. I am sorry to hear about your dad and I will be sending well wishes and prayers for him. It’s really good to know that your mental health state is doing well. I hope amazing things keep coming your way and that everything turns out for the better.

    Good luck with everything,
    Luna.

  6. Araceli1090 Volunteer

    Hello Jamie Marie,

    Im glad to hear that you are doing well with your mental health.
    I am sorry to hear that your father is doing not so well. I wish you and your family the best. Im sending you some healing energy hoping for his situation to get better.

    keep pushing through the hard days. good luck!

  7. adrian Volunteer

    Hey, Jamie-

    Thanks for providing an update- a pretty productive one it seems! Between being a guest artist and talking with your dad about things, it sounds like you’ve grown a lot since your last post. It is positive that you have something to keep you grounded. Some consistency is good for the soul and, as you mentioned, in preventing some mental health crises. Keep fighting the good fight. We’ll send positive vibes toward your family while you are going through some struggles with your father’s health.

    Take care,
    Adrian

  8. odishoe Volunteer

    Hi Jamie,

    I’m happy that your doing much better with mental health, I think that mental health is very very important. I will definitely keep your father in my prayer and hope you both find good health. thank you for sharing your story and updating us.

  9. haesol Volunteer

    Hi Jamie,

    Thank you for the update, it’s good to hear from you again. I’m really sorry about your dad’s health–I’ll be sure to direct good and healing energy to him. I hope that telling him your story helped you out somehow, it’s really good that you’ve shared it with him as you’ve been meaning to.
    I’m glad that your mental health has been good lately, and that work has been keeping you grounded. Congrats on the photography showcase! it sounds great, I hope this opportunity brings you lots of success.

    Wishing you a good week too! stay safe.

  10. AlisonDKaufman

    Hello Jamie:

    I am really sorry to hear about your dad’s health challenges, I’m sending good vibes for his health. It is wonderful you were able to share with him what happened to allow him to be there for you. Sometimes throwing ourselves into work is a wonderful distraction to help us stay focused and stable.

    Continue the good mental health!
    Best wishes,
    Ali

  11. Neesha Volunteer

    Oh how exciting to be in a local gallery! That is a big deal and I hope you take some time to celebrate your awesomeness!
    I’m glad you told your Dad, its sounds like it was easy for either of you. I’m sorry to hear about his health, that is troubling.
    Keep working, stay grounded and keep taking care of yourself!

    All the best!

  12. dzreid Volunteer

    Hi Jamie Marie,
    It sounds like you have a lot of positives going for you. This is great news as you deserve to have good come your way! so happy to hear about your art! Maybe this could be a start to something new for you! I think sometimes keeping busy can be a good thing, as it helps pass the time, but also helps keep the mind occupied. Taking a break from doing “mental health” work is often needed in order for healing to transpire. If every moment was spent on doing mental health work, nothing else would happen, & you would have all the good things going for you! Continue taking care of you.
    Dawn

  13. Angela Volunteer

    Hi Jamie Marie,
    I am so happy to hear about the photography showcase, congrats!! It is a big step, goodluck!! I am glad that you have been doing much better mentally. Also, really wanted to say that I am proud that you were able to confide to your dad about what happened, I know it must have not been easy. I am sending prayers and good vibes to you and your dad! Take care!

  14. Karenv12 Volunteer

    Hello Jamie Marie,

    I am so happy to hear the great news about your art being shown at an art gallery that is only the start I know it! and I am also so happy that you are able to confide and trust in your dad because sometimes that is not easy and I’m glad that he listened and understood you, I am so sorry to hear about his health, I wish him nothing but health and healing during his hard times.

    the pandemic has definitely had a toll on people in different ways so I am very happy to hear that you have found something to keep yourself sane and grounded.

    sending you love and positive vibes,
    Karen

  15. Knina7 Volunteer

    Jamie Marie,

    I am happy you were able to confide in your dad! I am sorry to hear about his health, I hope he gets better. I am glad to hear that your mental health is doing well. It is amazing that you are showcasing your work !!! I am so happy and glad for you! That is so amazing! Thank you for updating us!

    Sending Love and Hope,
    Kelly

  16. Marissa Day Captain

    Hey Jamie Marie,

    Thanks for updating us. Congratulations on being a guest artist! That’s amazing. Good luck!!

    I’m so proud of you for telling your dad about what happened. That must have been so difficult and you did it! I’ll definitely be thinking of him and sending him all the good vibes I can!

    I’m glad work has been keeping you busy and grounded. Hooray for stability! It sounds like things have been looking up for you and I’m so happy for that.

    Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything! We’re here for you, as you know 🙂
    Marissa

  17. JudithT Volunteer

    Hi Jamie,
    Thanks for the update, and congrats on being a guest artist at the art gallery–that sounds super exciting! I’m glad you were able to meet up with your dad and finally say what you’d wanted to say. I’m sorry to hear he’s not doing well with his health and I’ll be sending positive energy his way, I hope he gets better soon! I hope you will also stay healthy and be well.
    Best,
    Judith

  18. pfuentes Volunteer

    Hey Jamie Marie,

    Congrats on your showcasing! That definitely sounds really exciting! I hope all goes well and you can continue to progress in your photography endeavors. I am also happy to hear that you were able to open up and share your experience with your dad! Sorry to hear about his health issues, but know that we will definitely keep him in our prayers and send only good energy to you and your dad. Take care!

    pfuentes

  19. candyappleb Day Captain

    Hi Jamie Marie,

    I’m so glad that you were finally able to talk to your dad. I’m sorry to hear that he is struggling with his health right now. That sounds like a wonderful opportunity with your photography! I’m glad that you have been able to find some stability in your work place and that your mental health is stable right now. Look forward to hearing from you again soon.

    All the best,
    Becca

  20. CSUN Student1 Volunteer

    Hi Jamie Marie,
    Thank you for updating us and congrats on becoming the guest artist, keep up the good work and we are all here supporting you throughout your journey. I am glad you spoke with your dad and try to get a better relationship with him and also I am sorry that his health is not okay, but I am sending my prayers for him and always will keep him in my prayers. Good luck and keep us updated.
    Thank You

  21. laurenp34 Volunteer

    Hey Jamie,
    Thanks for the update! Congrats and I am so excited that your photography is getting noticed! I hope your relationship with your dad only deepens with what you confided in him, because even if it is hard to open up you should be so proud of yourself for doing it. I hope that he continues to respond with empathy and helps you heal. And I am wishing for your dad’s good health too.
    Love,
    Lauren

  22. pinksky92 Volunteer

    Hi Jamie Marie,

    Thanks for the update. So exciting that you will be a guest artist! You must feel so proud! This is such a great accomplishment, you are very talented. I am also really glad to hear that work has been able to keep you grounded. I think for some people it has been a challenge working during a pandemic, but I am glad that it is has had a positive effect in your life.

    Also, I’m glad to hear that you were able to open up to your dad. I know you had been going back and forth on whether it was right. It seems like it felt like the right thing to do. I am also sending healing energy his way.

    Hope your dad is alright and that you continue to feel good. Good luck with your photography!

  23. brookeallnutt Volunteer

    Hi Jamie Marie,

    Thank you for updating us! Congrats on being a guest artist! I hope everything goes well for you. Also, I’ll definitely send prayers your dad’s way.

    I’m so happy to hear that you’ve been doing well. Please feel free to come back and update us anytime!

  24. ryannlashea Day Captain

    Hi, I am glad to hear that things are well for the most part! Congratulations on the showcasing, that is so exciting!! We will definitely keep your dad and his healing in our thoughts. I hope things continue to stay well for you. Thank you for continuing to allow us to be a part of your journey.

  25. jyoung Volunteer

    Hi Jamie Marie,

    Thank you for the update! That’s so great to hear that your artwork will be displayed in a local gallery. I, too, enjoy photography, so from one photographer to another, congratulations! I am glad that you felt comfortable enough to share what happened to you with your dad. I hope doing so provided you with some comfort. Also, I’m sorry to hear about his health. I am sending positive vibes to you and your family in the hopes that his healing and recovery process is smooth. Stay safe, and I hope to hear from you soon!

    Jasmine

  26. lilyk Volunteer

    Hi Jamie,

    Thanks so much for the update! The art gallery is going to be fantastic, and I’m glad to hear that work has been good.

    I hope that telling your dad about what happened was able to make you feel better. I’ll think good thoughts for him, I hope he’s doing okay.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

  27. jcas120 Volunteer

    Hello Jamie,

    That is so incredible! I am so happy to hear that you will be showcasing some of your art 🙂 This is really cool to see!

    I’m glad you were able to talk with your dad I know that this is something you wanted to do for a while. I am so sorry to see he is feeling some deep emotions right now and I can definitely tell he cares about you. I will be sending him some positive vibes and I hope that he begins his healing process as well. I am happy work has been great lately and that you have been staying safe and we hope to hear from you soon!

  28. musicislove

    Hi Jamie Marie,

    Having your photography showcased is so exciting, congratulations on getting a guest spot! I have dabbled in photography for a couple years and know that that is a huge step. Also, I hope having your dad know about your past experiences of trauma has helped you, I know it must have been hard but that it’s important to you that he knows. I hope it helped bring you two even closer and I will definitely send him healing energy, I hope he’s doing okay. Having work right now is so helpful in stability so I’m glad you’ve been lucky enough to be working still! Thank you for the update and for continuing to trust avfti.

    Delaney

  29. tania Volunteer

    Hello Jamie,
    I am so happy for you that you get to be a guest artist, that will be such a great opportunity. I also am glad that you got to share what happened to you with your father. I hope you can continue to feel well grounded. Have a great week as well!
    Tania

  30. mothflame679 Volunteer

    I am happy for you that you get to showcase some of your art! I also hope that your dad feels better soon. I am glad that you were able to talk to your dad, and I am glad to hear that work is keeping you feeling grounded.

  31. Northlane1991 Volunteer

    Hey Jamie

    I am glad you were able to share with your dad and it sounds like the last conversation was difficult. I am sending your dad and you some good vives! Hope for your dad to have a speedy recovery!

  32. mikaylaanne11 Volunteer

    Hey Jamie Marie,

    I’m glad you were able to share with your dad! It sounds like that conversation was hard, but I hope it went alright. I’m sending good feelings to you and your dad regarding his health, too! Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.

    It’s also good to hear that you personal endeavors are going well! It’s so exciting to have your art featured, and I hope that’s a really cool experience for you.

    Hope you’re staying gentle on yourself and are staying safe also 🙂

  33. ajklessig Volunteer

    Hi Jamie,
    That is so great that you will be an artist at a local art gallery! That is definitely a step in the right direction, congrats!
    I am glad to hear that you told your dad and it went over relatively well. We are sending lots of good vibes and prayers his way. I hope everything is okay and that he heals quickly.

  34. KatherineL Volunteer

    Hey Jamie Marie,

    Congratulations on the photography showcase. That’s amazing! And I am glad to hear you disclosed to your dad. How are you feeling about that? I’m sorry to hear about his health, but I hope that sharing your experience has brought you closer and put you in a better position to support him. Thanks for the update!

    KatherineL

  35. chompyapple1 Volunteer

    Hi Jamie,

    It’s so great to update us. It’s amazing that you can have a showcase at a gallery. I hope your dad gets well soon. Stay safe!

  36. Caitlin Volunteer

    Hey Jamie

    I am so glad to hear about you opportunity to showcase at a gallery! That sounds amazing! I will send your dad some healing thoughts!

    Take care,

    -Caitlin

  37. VolunteerNem Volunteer

    Hello Jamie,
    Thank you for the update. I hope everything goes well for you and I hope you dad gets better soon. Stay safe!

  38. colton95 Volunteer

    I’m glad that overall things to seem to be going well for you! I hope that your dad will be okay and that you have a great week as well.

  39. Ashley Day Captain

    Jamie,

    It’s a huge deal that you have the opportunity to showcase and sell your photography at a local gallery!
    I admire the courage you have and I’m proud of you for confiding in your dad. I’m thinking it was difficult to see him on the verge of crying. I’m sorry to hear that he has received troubling news about his health; I’ll keep him in my thoughts and I hope everything will be okay.
    It’s wonderful to know that work is continuing to help your mental health by keeping you occupied.

    I hope your week went well. Stay safe.

    Ashley

  40. alexiswilliams

    Jamie,

    Congrats on the good news about the gallery, but sorry to hear about your dad. Also, it’s a great feeling to feel stable and grounded, just take each day for what it is, and appreciate the little things.

    Sending love,
    Lex

  41. Alyssa Day Captain

    Hi Jamie,
    I’m sorry to hear about your dad. I will keep him in my prayers. Congrats on the art gallery! That is amazing news. I’m happy for you. I’m proud of you for telling your dad what happened to you. I know you were scared to say anything, but I’m sure it felt great to get off your chest. I’m happy everything is going well with your mental health. Thank you for the update. It’s good to hear from you.
    -Alyssa

  42. JProshuto Volunteer

    Thank you sharing with us! Congrats on the showcase! I am sorry to hear about your father! Praying for the best

  43. slozoya1120 Volunteer

    Hi Jamie Marie,

    It is good to come clean when one is ready to do so, it can feel like weight taken off of your mind and soul. I hope that your photography endeavor goes as planned and wish you much success. I will keep you and your family in my prayers, hope that it all turns out in your favor. Stay safe, the pandemic is still amongst us. Sending you many blessings.

    -Sam

  44. karinakalke Volunteer

    Hi Jamie,

    I’m so glad to hear about your showcase! That’s so amazing! I’m also glad that work has been a stable presence in your life. I’m proud of you for having that conversation with your dad. I know that can be difficult. I’m looking forward to your next update!

    Sending healing and good vibes,
    Karina

  45. kelly Day Captain

    Hi, Jamie. That’s so awesome you’ll be showing your work! Congratulations! I’m a photographer as well and know how exciting it is when you get work in a show. You should be proud of yourself. For that and having the courage to talk to your dad. I’m so sorry to hear that he is having health problems. Sending healing vibes your way. Hang in there.

  46. sarahsays Volunteer

    Hi Jamie,

    Congratulations on your upcoming feature at the gallery! That’s amazing news, and such a great accomplishment.

    I am proud of you for moving forward with telling your dad about your previous experience. I know that can be a difficult conversation, but you deserve to be heard when you’re ready and I hope he was supportive. I will keep your father in my thoughts, and I’m sending you both strength while he’s going through concerns with his health.

    I’m glad you’re here to share this update with us.

    Take care,
    Sarah

  47. delvecchis1 Volunteer

    Hi Jamie

    I am so glad to hear you are feeling stable and well. I am sorry to hear about your father, and I send so much love and healing energy his way.

  48. music2799 Day Captain

    Hi Jamie Marie,
    I can see that there are a lot of wonderful things going on in your life right now, which is awesome. Congratulations on being a guest artist!! I wish you the best of luck for the showcase. I’m glad you could tell your dad about what happened, and I hope he can be a source of support for you in the future. I also hope his health gets better, and I’m sending good thoughts his way. It’s great that work is keeping you grounded as well.
    Thank you for updating us. I hope you’re having a wonderful week, and we’re always here for you. Please write back whenever you would like to share.

  49. Bluebell13 Volunteer

    Dear Jamie Marie,
    Thank you for sharing your news with us. Congratulations on the showing!!! It is great to hear that you are doing well and that your conversation with your dad went well. I am sending healing energy his way and calm energy your way.
    Sending love and strength,
    Roxie

  50. meg Day Captain

    Hi Jamie Marie,

    I am sending all of the light I can to you and your dad. How do you feel now that you’ve said what you’ve been trying to say? Is there an ease to your breathing now? I am so hopeful for you. I am really proud that you are accomplishing what you’ve set out to do with your truth.

    I am so excited about your art gallery! That’s major! Photography is such an incredible art form.

    Keep us updated on how you’re doing and if you have any more thoughts regarding your convo with your dad/how we can be supportive to you as you move forward.
    -Meg

  51. Starling Volunteer

    Hi Jamie Marie,
    Thank you for continuing to share your story with us. I’m sorry that your father isn’t doing well. Definitely sending prayers and good vibes to him and your family. it’s great that you’re going to be at a showcase. That’s so exciting! I wish you the best of luck and hope you do well. If you ever need anything, let us know. We’re always here for you.

  52. Lusine05 Volunteer

    Hello Jamie,
    I am really excited for you! Hope to hear more about your successful and wonderful artworks. And I also sorry about your dad, and do not worry you got our prayers and good vibes!
    Have a wonderful week,
    -L

  53. Lex Volunteer

    Hi Jamie,

    Thank you for updating us. Congratulations on being a guest artist, that is amazing news! I am so sorry to hear about your dad, I will be sending good vibes his way. I am glad that your mental health has been good, and that your job is keeping you grounded. Wishing you all the best! Please come back and update us whenever you like! We are here for you, always!

    – Lex

  54. CarmenR Volunteer

    Hi Jamie,

    Thank you for coming here with this update. I am glad to hear that photography is going well for you. It must be so exciting to have a showcase coming up, and I wish you the best of luck. I am sorry about your dad, but I am sending good thoughts to him and your family. Glad to hear you are doing well. Stay strong.

    Carmen

  55. rachelb098 Volunteer

    Hi Jamie,

    Thank you for sharing! That’s wonderful news about the gallery, you should be so proud of yourself for what you’ve accomplished! I’m sorry to hear about your dad, we will definitely be thinking of him. Thank you for your well wishes! As always, feel free to share again.

    Best,
    Rachel

  56. Stark21 Volunteer

    Hey Jamie,
    Yay! congratulations on being able to share and sell your photography work. We are proud of you and your accomplishments .It’s good to hear that your mental health is good. I would also like to say I am sorry about you dad and sending good healing vibes for his health. Thank you so much for keeping us updated

  57. casitasbonitas Volunteer

    Hello Jamie, How exciting that you will be a guest at a local art gallery! Hopefully you sell all of your artwork. I am sending your Dad a prayer. I hope his health gets better. I am glad to hear you are doing well, I hope you have an amazing time at the art gallery, keep us updated!

  58. heretohelp101 Volunteer

    Hi jamie,
    congrats on the showcase that’s awesome news!
    so sorry to hear about your dad, I will be sending positive thoughts to both of your guys’s ways,
    but its good that you were able to tell him about what happened, and his reaction seems very genuine and caring,
    this step in telling him I am sure felt good to get off your chest, this is a huge step in your healing and growth, thanks for the update,
    looking forward to your next update

  59. Chris Volunteer

    Hi Jamie Marie,
    That is so cool that you that you are getting a chance to do something that you enjoy, especially something as awesome and creative as photography. I am so happy for you. It takes a lot of bravery for you to talk to you father and it sounds like he is in your corner. I will definitely be sending prayers as well as good vibes for both you and your father. I am sure he will bounce back and heal up quick. I hope you’re safe during this pandemic as well. Always love hearing from you.

    Chris

  60. Jiggy Volunteer

    Hey Jamie Marie,
    That is really cool that you are able to follow your passion and your hard work has been paying off. I have never been to an art gallery but it has always been on my to-do list, maybe I will go once this pandemic is over.
    I hope your dad gets better. From what it sounds he is not doubting what you told him so I hope he is able to provide you with all the support a father should.
    Hope for the best!!

  61. Erin O'Callaghan Day Captain

    Thank you for updating us. I hope you feel okay after telling your dad, though I am sorry to hear about his health, and I am sending healing energy! That is so exciting though about being showcased in a gallery! You should hella celebrate that! Amazing. Thank you for being here.

    Erin

  62. zelda Day Captain

    Hi, Jamie! Glad to hear from you again!

    I’m so proud of you for telling your father; you’re braver than me. I couldn’t imagine telling my mom certain things that I’ve been through. I tried several years ago, but she dismissed what happened, so I never told her again.

    Even though I’m sad your dad is hurt, I’m also relieved that he feels upset. If he disregarded your story or dismissed your feelings, I know healing would be a lot harder for the both of you. In my opinion, his reaction shows that he loves you and cares for you so much. He seems like a really good dad, and I’m thankful you have him in your corner.

    I will be thinking of you two, and I’ll pray for healing. Whatever you need, we’re here for you.

    Take care, Jamie. I’m glad you are in a better headspace and that work is keeping you stable and grounded. It sounds like life is looking up. And that’s what you deserve: a beautiful and peaceful life.

  63. iap66325 Volunteer

    Hello Jamie Marie,

    Congratulations on being a guest artist for a art gallery! You must have really great photography work, keep up the good work since it is leading you great places this is just the beginning. I also will be sending my strength, prayers and positive thoughts your way for your father. I am also grateful that as you told your father and family about what had happened to you, and that you finally got to let the pressure of yourself. Not to mention, that they had responded in a understandable manner nothing whatsoever the opposite. I as well am proud of how everything is going your way with work especially for your mental state which are steps to greatness. Thank you again for sharing and have more great weeks and stay safe!

  64. snandi2 Volunteer

    Hey Jamie,

    Congrats on the art gallery opportunity! Hopefully your photography gains more exposure in your community. I pray that your dad gets better soon, and I’m glad that you were able to share your story with him. I’m happy to hear that your mental health is doing well, and hopefully it stays that way! Have a great week as well, and please feel free to share any updates and stories you have.

  65. aegardiner Day Captain

    Hi Jamie,

    It is so good to hear from you! That is so exciting about the upcoming photography show – congratulations! It’s also so great to hear that you’ve been doing well with work and your mental health. I’m really sorry to hear about your dad’s health and am definitely wishing him the very best. I’m glad you were able to talk to him though and let him know about what happened. Maybe it didn’t go exactly as you had planned, but it’s hard to share things sometimes without just getting it out there. I hope that he was supportive. I hope things continue to go well for you and good luck with the show. We’d love to hear about how it went afterwards!

  66. Ramon Moran Volunteer

    Hey jamie
    Congrats on the art Gallery and hope it helps you for the future. Glad to hear that you were able to share the story with your dad that’s a huge step and very hard to do. Hopefully he can heal up soon. It makes me feel good to hear that your mental health has been good lately. Hope you have a great week as well, feel free to always come back and give us an update, your voice is heard.-Ramon

  67. sarahj Volunteer

    Hey Jamie Marie,
    Kudos to you on your guest spot at the local gallery. That’s amazing & you should be over the moon about it. Would love to hear how it goes.

    Also, glad you were able to talk to your dad finally. I’m sure it was incredibly hard to share your story with him & I am sure he was hurt because he knew you were hurt. Hoping this step brings you a little more healing and grace. I will certainly send all good vibes your dad’s way! Sorry to hear about his health issues.

    Glad to hear that overall you feel grounded and relatively positive! Thanks for updating us. Keep being your most authentic self.
    -sarahj

  68. Solongago Volunteer

    Hi Jamie Marie,

    That’s great about your photography. And, I’m glad you told your dad. It is hard to hear that your kid, child or adult, has undergone such pain, but I think it is just as hard to have them keep it from you. So, that you told him now, he can put together his thoughts and understand and maybe it will bring the two of you closer in the long run. Sorry to hear that he has health issues going on. I am glad work is good for you right now. Take care and know that we care about you.

  69. eagle206 Volunteer

    Hi Jamie Marie,

    Thank you for coming back with an update. Congratulations on being in a local art gallery. That’s such a great opportunity to display your photos. I’m glad you were able to start to talk to your dad about things. Sending you support and sending him good healing vibes. I’m glad work has been a healthy source of stability!

    Stay strong,
    T

  70. t3nnis_player18 Volunteer

    Hey JamieMarie
    I am so happy for you and your artwork being recognized! I am also so glad your dad responded well to you telling him. I am so happy you are doing so well thank you so much for the update!

  71. SarahLove Volunteer

    Hi, Jamie!

    That is so awesome that you are going to be a guest artist at a local art gallery. Congrats!

    I think it is great you shared your story with your dad. You and your dad are in my thoughts. You are doing amazing! We are for you at any time

    Stay strong,
    SarahLove

  72. Amysue43 Volunteer

    Congrats to being involved in that showcase! That’s great news!
    Also, we are so proud of you in your decision to tell your father. We will definitely send him healing energy and keep him in our thoughts.
    You’re doing great things!
    Stay strong <3

  73. Zithlaly.cruz Volunteer

    Hi Jamie,

    Congratulations! I love to see that you are growing in your photography. You deserve it! I am also glad you are making progress with your mental health. I wish the best for both you and your dad. I am keeping him in my prayers and I am sending good vibes for both of you. Stay safe and a reminder that we are here to support.

  74. jenniferb Volunteer

    Hello Jaime,
    Thank you for keeping us updated.
    Congratulations on being a guest artist! That is so amazing and I’m glad to hear that this will be a great step toward your photography endeavors. I am wishing you good luck! I am sorry to hear that your father is having trouble with his health, I am definitely sending him prayers and good vibes.
    It is good to hear that you told your father about what happened and that you have been stable and grounded. We are always here for you. Stay safe and I am sending you lots of positive vibes and support.

  75. 123Ahmet Volunteer

    Hello Jamie Marie,

    I am so sorry to hear about your father, I hope everything goes well with his health. I am glad you opened up to your father, that is an important step to take especially for yourself. It is always good to keep yourself and your mind occupied, work or extracurricular activities are great ways of doing that. I want to congratulate you for accomplishing being a guest artist at a local gallery, which is awesome, I bet your pieces of art are extremely nice. Remember that we are always here for you and you can always come and talk with us :).

    -Ahmet

  76. oscarl2 Volunteer

    Hello Jamie,
    I am glad to hear about your photography news and hopefully you continue to grow and succeed on your path with photography. I am sorry to hear about your dad and I hope that things will continue to get better for you and him. I am also glad to hear that work is keeping you stable and that it continues to keep you stable and that your mental health continues to get better as well. Thank you and hopefully you have a great week as well.
    Best wishes,
    oscarl2

  77. betterdays1 Volunteer

    Hi jamie!
    Looks like things are going good for the most part and I love to see it! It is really hard now a days to balance everything out because our schedules and daily routines have changed. About your dad’s health, I’ll keep him in my prayers and send him good vibes!! He will recover soon (:
    Glad you are doing okay!
    -V

  78. lizzi

    Hi Jamie,
    That’s absolutely amazing news about your photography! I know how much work it takes to be able to be a guest artist in an art gallery, so congrats to you for your hard work paying off. You deserve it! I’m sorry to hear about your dads health, and he’ll be in my thoughts. I hope that he gets better soon. I’m so very proud of you for telling him what happened, and I’m sure it was hard for him to hear what happened to you. He sounds like a great person and hopefully can be good support for you. Glad to hear everything else is going well, and remember that we’re here if you need anything!