As you read this, I am most likely on my way to Universal Orlando Resort to celebrate my 24th birthday at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! I am writing this post early so I can post it on my actual birthday. My parents got me tickets as a combined Christmas/birthday gift, and I could not … Continue reading 24!
One year ago I called my therapist and made one of the most important decisions of my life. At the time, I was the lowest weight I had been in years, physically and emotionally exhausted beyond belief, and slipping further into anorexia with each passing day. Therapy sessions were full of tears, arguments over how much … Continue reading One Year Later
I have not posted since before Christmas, and for quite some time my posting on this site has been relatively infrequent. The days in which I posted several times in one week seem pretty foreign and unfamiliar to me. So, why did things change? I began this blog in 2015 while still undergoing treatment in PHP … Continue reading Why I Haven’t Been Blogging
A little while ago I️ posted saying that I️ was back to blogging...and then I️ disappeared. That is because back in late October I️ went back to the hospital for help with anxiety, depression, and some medication management. I️ spent six days there and it helped me get to a safe and stable place. However, … Continue reading MAP PHP
Hey there! *Waves at your cute face* Sorry it has been a hot minute since I posted anything on my blog. Ok, two months is more than a "hot minute"...but I truly am planning on getting back to writing! I already have a few drafts waiting to be edited and posted soon, so look out … Continue reading (Finally) Back to Blogging!
Yesterday, I returned home from a four-day vacation with my parents and best friend. Coincidentally and somewhat serendipitously, the days of my trip matched up with the days of my first stay in treatment three years ago. Three years ago was one of the lowest moments in my life. I nearly lost my life to … Continue reading Three Years in Recovery
Since the beginning of when I began sharing openly about my struggles with mental health, even before I had a blog and was only posting on my personal Facebook profile, I have been told time and time again that my vulnerability is admirable. I have been told that my openness is impressive and inspirational. I … Continue reading Talking About Adoption
Recovery does not have a time limit - The saying goes "compare and despair, " and it definitely rings true when it comes to recovery. I know girls who enter treatment once and get out fully recovered, and I also know girls, including myself, who return more than once to treatment. No one is better or … Continue reading Six Things Eating Disorder Recovery Has Taught Me
This past Tuesday while setting up my next appointment with my dietitian I could hardly believe how quickly May has flown by! Recently, one of my closest friends who is someone I met during my time in treatment posted on Facebook about it being the two year anniversary of her admission to TK. It made … Continue reading Blessing in Disguise
Webster's Dictionary defines nostalgia as "a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition." Recently, I have been struggling with a nagging voice in the back of my mind telling me that I miss being very sick in my eating disorder. The voice has been diligently working … Continue reading Nostalgia and Recovery