I'M OFFICIALLY DONE WITH TREATMENT! As of Thursday, I have graduated from IDC. And, most likely, my last treatment program! Alright, I'll say last, because I'm going to make it my last, by working hard at this! IDC does a really amazing thing on your last day. You get to choose what's for lunch, and … Continue reading I’m DONE!
In Lord of The Rings, Gandalf speaks of how death is another adventure vs. being the ultimate end of something. Obviously, I'm not dying (yay!), but I'm still thinking about how the end of my time in IDC's program is a new beginning. New beginnings are scary but also exciting. I'm about to start a … Continue reading Beginning of the End
Alright, I am so excited to finally get to say this...next week is my final week of treatment!!! Yeahhhhhhh!! *pops champagne popper* *dances on table* *screams* This is, most likely, the most momentous occasion of my life...so far. It's more important to me than graduating high school, and high school was my personal version of … Continue reading Transitions!
I tried to write this post several times over the weekend. I couldn't finish it because the first time I got too emotional and the following times, I felt like I couldn't find the exact words. So, here goes nothing. Friday night, I had the absolute greatest moment of my entire life. My favorite singer-songwriter, Sara … Continue reading The Best Moment (so far) of My Life
Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised. I love finding verses that speak to me regarding my recovery, particularly my recovery from my eating disorder. The aforementioned verse is important to me because it makes me ponder who I really want to be vs. … Continue reading True Beauty
"Who/what do you want to be when you grow up?" seems to be the classic question asked of children, typically starting sometime in elementary school. It carries on throughout life, turning into, "what do you want to major in" and also "what would you do with that degree?". For as long as I can remember, … Continue reading Future Goals…Career Path
As of today, I only have six days of IOP left until my graduation! Wahoo! I'll be done in two weeks since I will be doing three days of IOP each week. Wow...I can't believe I'm going to be done soon. For some context of how huge this is for me, let me explain, it's … Continue reading Two Weeks Left!
I've wanted to write something along these lines for a while, but I was inspired to finally do it thanks to this post from Seventeen Magazine. The post is by Sara Bareilles, and it honestly made me tear up because some of her words hit close to home. If you want to read it..you can … Continue reading Dear 17 Year Old Me…
**To start off this post...honestly, I've been putting off writing this or beginning to talk about this within my blog posts. But it's important to me, and this blog is ultimately for myself as an outlet to express things through my life and recovery (as well as other things). My hesitation comes from parts of … Continue reading The Key to My Recovery
I spent some time exploring the cubby hole in my room today...and I found some gems. One of my favorite things I found was an old Language Arts notebook from fourth or fifth grade. So, I thought I would share one of my masterpieces. It's about a duck! I'm not going to edit it at … Continue reading The Next Great American Novel