I did this as a tribute to the positive steps that I was taking in my emotional life and how they were seen in my art life. When I started painting and doing art journaling my work seemed very dark. This piece still has some of that. The purple,as a cool color seems sad to me. But it has lighter colors like the pink and green that seem more neutral. I really see this as a visible step in the right direction. Just like it takes many steps to accomplish any art project, it takes many steps to recover from the damages to your mind from depression and anxiety. But I have been taking steps. The great thing about taking steps, be they baby steps or long strides, is they get you moving.
Just point yourself in the right direction and take those baby steps.