In recovery, we learn to separate ourselves from our illnesses. We create new identities for ourselves based on who we were before our illness, but sometimes we can’t remember back that far. Or sometimes we’ve changed so much that person no longer feels like who we are. Not a problem! Just consider who you want to be. What do you want your ideal self to look like? You get to create your own narrative.
In case no one has told you lately, you’re doing a really great job.
You’ll find your way to heal and it’s okay if your way is not the same way as someone else’s. Our journeys are all very different. (Self disclosure: this picture was taken Fall 2011 and my index finger had calluses from the weird way I hold my knitting needles!)
Whatever you’re recovering from, be it an eating disorder, self harm, substance abuse, mental illness, or alcoholism, here are 207 reasons to keep at it: So you can be the kind of person you’ve always wanted to be. So you can move on. So you can love yourself. So that your story can haveContinue reading “207 Reasons to Recover”
Change does not happen just because we want it. Change takes work. Change takes effort. Change takes courage. Make changes to start living the life you want and the life that you deserve. It’s so worth it in the end!