The three shirt designs I chose to start with are a few that are the most relevant to my story. I wanted to make sure that I chose icons and phrases that may seem obvious at a glance, but at the same time be broad enough to encompass different meanings to different people.
The lemon icon is a perfect representation of what I quoted before; that to appreciate all the sweetness you may have now in life, you must have a respect for those seemingly sour moments. Divorce can be a bitter and difficult situation. Leaving a long-term career was bittersweet for me. Being the voice for my child who can’t speak for himself is rewarding but mentally and emotionally draining. Financial stress, death, and tragedy can be sour pills to swallow. I would never be mindful enough to be grateful for today had it not been for those challenging times.