This project was a personal project I created to help make sense of my thoughts and take control of my mental health. Getting what I was feeling out on paper helped me to analyze these feelings and not let them hold me hostage. My goal with this project was to see these feelings as pieces of me rather than foriegn thoughts, and know that I am in control of them, not the other way around. I hope that this project can help others struggling with mental health in the same way. This project was technically the longest personal project I have ever undertaken. The project started in highschool, where I came up with the idea inspired by lyrics of my favorite songs. At that time, I was only able to complete two of the insignias and then I moved across the country and stopped focusing on it for a long time. Going through college I revived the project in sketchbooks and in my head, but never made any final designs out of it. In 2020 I was laid off from my job and spent a lot of time thinking and growing, and thought it was the perfect opportunity to revive the project. I started by redesigning the first two designs in a newer style, and then put the designs that were in my head onto paper. I finished with two entirely new designs that I felt rounded out the series as well as expressing the mental journey I took along the way.