Here is how I decided to begin blogging. A friend of mine, who just had a cute little baby boy at the end of February began blogging shortly after about life has a mom and a wife. I started reading her blogs and they were/are amazing! How awesome for her to share her story. As the night went on I kept thinking about her blogs and how that would be awesome to blog about my recovery from an eating disorder. As I was thinking about it I started thinking about all reason why I shouldn’t.
First off I am not the greatest writer or speller and I do sometimes get embarrassed by it lol but hey I tried. Secondly, I didn’t want to offend Tim, other family member, or friends by anything I write in a post. Thirdly, I didn’t and still don’t wont people to pity me or think that is what I’m looking for by starting this blog. The next day came, and I was like, “you know what, if people can’t handle by story and don’t like it, well then they don’t need to read it. It’s their choice and if people give me pity, Well, Thanks but no Thanks”.
With this blog I obviously want to share my story and journey but also to aspire others to share their story too! The stories do not need to be about eating disorders they can be about anything. I also want to give others hope about recovery and that it can be achieved. Even if there are obstacles and challenges along the way. That is what life is about and they can be conquered. I face challenges almost daily from what I eat, to what I wear, to what I’m thinking/feelings. They may not be visible to a person but they are their. The way I look at those challenges as if they are a huge nasty spider that needs to be smashed! If you didn’t know, I HATE spiders with a passion!! I come up with an action plan, implement the plan, and achieve my goal of smashing them down. It may take time but no matter how long it takes to smash those challenges, you did it!!!
I want to give a big shout out to Alexandria Hoeft for inspiring me to create this blog!!