Anna’s Cafe Charlestown Gallery event.

 

I looked forward to sharing my story and the artwork I have created overcoming Mental Illness along the way. I never thought I could open up like this or share my work and actually sell it for money either. But here we are and I can hold my head up through it all. Thanks Lord for your faith in me. My faith in you keeps me going on my way, today.

Thanks to Rapper Getty D for capturing the moment,well! I appreciate it so much.

You can stop by Anna’s Cafe at 275 Medford Street in Charlestown, Mass. daily to admire or even purchase a piece or 2. I hope you do. Support local art and overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness along the way.

Alan Scherer Photographer website

Alan Scherer Photographer on 500px.com

Gallery Event Charlestown, Mass

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Tonight will hopefully be the first of many moments I share of myself and my work with the world around me.

Celebrating my Mental Illness and the struggles I have gone through is tough. It opens old wounds and shows off lasting scars that life has provided along my path.

I will not stand idly by and allow others to not realize that they to can overcome the pain of the past. The power lies in understanding yesterday and tomorrow aren’t real but today is. Live in the thought that what you do today will create a brighter tomorrow and that is where  true Self Empowerment lies.

I hope if you are around Boston or Charlestown this evening you might stop in buy a piece of local art and see what Mental Health means to many including myself.

We are #strongertogether so let’s share good vibes and good conversation about how we move forward as a community, together.

Bigger than ME.

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I made a choice 7 years ago, a choice to see what is possible if I overcome the pain of my past self. Being Bipolar is a blessing and a curse!

I started stepping out in Faith, with a little bit of Hope that I could be better if I faced my Demons.

I chose to start moving forward in a new pair of running shoes and shape my 265 lb frame into one that uses food for fuel far more than to fill the emptiness I may feel inside.

I picked up a Canon DSLR and started facing the day in brighter ways that I could share with the world through the internet by what I saw from behind the lens.

March 10th at 275 Medford Street Charlestown, Mass is a big day for me in ways that say, you are headed in the right direction Alan. We will gather from 7 to 9 pm to share my work and great spirits.

I cannot live my life without trying to help others who are suffering inside themselves as well. I hope I am making a difference by learning to be a better example for myself and to share it out into the world even though doing so can be painful.

Alan Scherer Photographer

Alan Scherer Photographer @ 500px.com

 

Six months.

Pennsylvania run ready!

Six months ago we met.

Six months ago we had coffee at Crema’ for hours.

Six months ago you listened as I talked.

Six months ago you wanted to ask me questions.

Six months ago I wanted to give you answers.

Six months ago you let me in.

Six months ago I didn’t even know I could.

Six months a go you took a chance.

Six months ago so did I.

Six months ago we opened up to possabilities.

And today we are so much more for it!

Elizabeth Jordan Carr I love you from here to Pluto!

(It is still a planet you know, just ask littleman he knows!)

~Alan Peter.

Today. BOSTON.

Embrace each other.

Today, is a day we will never forget.

Today, is a day we will always remember.

Today, is the day he was found guilty.

Today, is the day we can take a deep breath.

Today, is the moment we can realize we can move forward.

Today, is an opportunity to grow.

Today, is a moment of reflection.

Today, we can look at each other and know we have been through something together.

Today, we can realize we are not in this alone.

Today, we have an opportunity to forgive.

Today, we can realize that fear may have brought us here, but with our faith in each other it cannot stay.

Today, we can help each other heal.

~Alan

MY View of NP Today.

Hugging Danny Boy is like hugging a bit of heaven.

Hugging Danny Boy is like hugging a bit of heaven.

I took to the hill with my girlfriend Elizabeth, we woke up wicked early to be there. We were looking forward to seeing everybody, the energy is usually infectious.  This morning it didn’t seems so much like that.  It seemed like just another workout in a we do this everyday sort of way, so what?

I know that the Dad’s have moved on but should their spirit be gone from this as well?  Brogan and Bojan always had a way to make you feel welcome.  They would seek out the moments to get us to reach out to each other and become more than just people working out together.

I have been gone myself for a few months, but I love the opportunity to #justshowup and bring a bit of myself back to each and every person who took the time to #justshowup as well.  I want to always give more than I receive in any moment I am part of but Friday just seemed lukewarm.

Was it the 100 inches of snow?  Was it not having the commitment of BG and Bojan anymore? Was it that you’re all just part of the group now trying to just fit in?  How did something so good,so real and so infectious become the same old rat race?

I hope I am wrong. I hope I am really wrong, because I have been part of this since it’s beginning,when everything was beautifully organic.  It wasn’t the workout itself that mattered most, it was the we all live here in Boston so let’s get to know each other as well. I have myself grown so much from being part of this “Tribe”/community in ways I am not sure I would have without it. But, at what point did it become the in thing to do.  The cliquey cool kid thing to do where you only hug your friends and don’t help the new people or the ones that aren’t frequent to the NP lovefest feel welcomed?

There have been times that I have wanted to walk away myself because certain people overstepped their bounds.  But instead I voiced my displeasure and kept showing up to high 5, FUCK YA! and inspire/motivate myself and everyone else to levels we didn’t know possible. But, and there’s always buts even to things you enjoy doing like NP.  Is something that was organically moving forward on it’s own, before it was being mass produced, always going to be something we need?

Well, in my opinion, I hope it finds it’s way back to the place that is more important than the breakfast you have afterwards.

~Alan

The newbie group.

The newbie group.