This is the end / This is the beginning

This is the end / This is the beginning - student project

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I've been meaning to do this assignment for months, but just didn't seem to have the right story to work with. And then recently I went through a breakup and writing in a journal and making art have helped me through it - and it just organically became a visual story.
Things have been tough, but I've tried to hold onto the beautiful things this relationship brought me, and to realise how much it helped me grow.

Here's the complete text:

This is the end.

You held me one last time and watched me walk away
I held you one last time and walked away as you watched

I didn’t want you to see me cry so I didn’t
You didn’t want to make me cry so I didn’t

It was too good to be true
It was good and it was true

I’m sorry I wasn’t enough
I’m sorry I was too much

Letting you go was the hardest decision I ever made
Letting you in was the bravest decision I ever made

I had built walls around my heart and it kept ugly things out
I had built walls around my heart and it kept beautiful things out

You broke my heart
You broke the walls

I thought to be vulnerable was to be weak
You taught me to be vulnerable is to be brave

I used to see myself in the mirror and I couldn’t see anything I liked
I saw myself through your eyes and for the first time I likes what I saw

I had to lose you to realise I loved you
I had to find you to realise I was worth loving

I was good to you but it wasn’t what you wanted
You have been good to me and it was what I needed

I’m sorry you had to break my heart to figure things out
I’m sorry I had to have my heart broken to figure things out

All my life I thought I could care for myself
All my life I wished someone would care about me

You decided you wanted to be alone
I’m deciding I am done being lonely

Thank you for the hard time
Thank you for the good times

I won’t forget you broke my heart
I forgive you for breaking my heart

You and I won’t get a happy ending
You and I we both deserve to be happy in the end

This is the beginning.