Yesterday’s blog was my 200th post! I wish WordPress would tell you that before you reach x number of posts so I could have done this yesterday, but oh well. That’s crazy to me, that my little blog has turned into a great outlet these past few years. Also, I have people actually reading it! I am thankful for every single person who has read, commented, liked, followed, etc. I hope that I have inspired you along the way. Let’s take a look back at all that has made up my blog experience:
Best things about having my blog
- sharing my story with others from all over
- owning all I have been through
- spreading awareness of eating disorders/MH
- creative outlet for what I’m feeling
- fun! I really enjoy writing posts, especially the more positive ones when I can
My favorite posts
- my story – I am very proud of this, because it is sharing the most intimate details of my struggles, but also some hope for the future
- all of my TFHR, Pows & Wows, Stuff and things – these have been fun and mostly light-hearted. I also enjoy how they give little insights about how life is going for me in that moment
- When you leave residential ED treatment – this was exciting, took forever, and is a funny post to read. It’s nice to reminisce about residential in a goofy way with all the memes and gifs
- My BRAIN is sick. I was angry writing this and I had a right to be. A short post for (what should be) a simple concept: you never know how someone is doing in recovery based on what you see.
- Anorexia is… I wrote this to help others get inside the mind of anorexia, since it is hard for them to imagine. Now, I turn back to it to remember all the things I am NOT missing.
- “You look really, really good!” I didn’t take the compliment as “you look fat” and instead embraced who recovery has made me to be.
- Losing the skinny identity my identity was always tied to things I had or didn’t have, with my skinny identity being the one I put most of my trust into
- Comparison is the thief of joy I am passionate about breaking the competitive nature of people struggling. We all are sick and it dosn’t matter how your ED masifests
- all of my ED awareness posts because they give people the truth
Goals for the next while
- reach 75 posts in 2016. I am currently at 59 including this one and I want to continue at a good pace for the rest of this year. It shouldn’t be super hard considering I have at least 20 drafts/ideas for posts
- do more awareness posts
- write about my other illnesses that I really haven’t shared: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), anxiety and depression (more specifically), body dysmorphia, Pectus Excavatum. Those stories affect my life greatly as well.
- ED bible study/support group
- morphing of behaviors
- faith posts
- inspiring and positive topics regarding recovery
- mayyyyybe some photography, assuming I actually pursue that passion again