Good morning everyone,
Wow, I am so blown away and uplifted by the beautiful and inspiriing comments from yesterday’s blog post.
Thank you all so much for your unconditional support and love. It is you family members, friends and other followers and supporters whom I’ve never even met, who have become part of my daily support system that carry me through hard days like yesterday.
Going off that, I realized a hard lesson yesterday about my recovery.
My recovery is my very own journey. It is not my families journey, it is not my friend’s journey, and it is not other recovering people’s journey.
No one, not even someone dear to me in my family, like the person who wrote me that email yesterday, has the power to take away my journey from me and to tell me that I am not doing my journey or my recovery the right way.
Am I doing recovery wrong, because I do not agree with someone else on how I should handle it? Hell no.
If anything, I see now, that by staying true to myself, and by choosing the right path of recovery for me, regardless of what others may think, it is actually me choosing to do recovery exactly the perfect way-and that is my way.
If it bothers others to read this blog and see the struggles I face, then don’t read it.
If it bothers people to read this blog, and for whatever reason, think I am wasting their time because I choose to take a different path to recovery than they would like me to , then the answer is simple; don’t read it.
I write this blog daily, as that was my commitment when I started. But just because I write daily, it doesn’t mean that living in recovery from an eating disorder is the only thing that drives my everyday life, because it 100% does not.
I am not an eating disorder, I am not a statistic-I am a human being fighting for a better life for myself-and if it’s too hard for others to be part of my truthful and honest journey, then that cannot be my problem.
All I can do is embrace those who have so openly become my everyday heroes-those supporters-strangers, friends, family, bloggers-who have continued to show unconditional support and give me strength when I need it. This is my journey, but you all, have become a huge part of it.
I look forward to continuing my journey of one year without a scale and and my journey of recovery, with all of you who continue to cheer for me everyday- and thank you, so much, from the deepest part of my heart, for choosing to be being part of my journey.
Today, I take another step into my path of recovery-my path, my way.
Hello to pursuing a better life for myself my way, hello to being the number one fan of my own journey, and hello life.