My life feels like a hurricane with mostly controlled chaos. There is a lot to get done at the moment, but I am not shying away from what I have to get done. Everything I am working on is dedicated to recovery and advocacy and it is the most fulfilling work of my life. It is worth some of the extra chaos of figuring out how to get it all done!
If someone would have told me several years ago that my life would be the way it is today, I would have never believed them. Throughout my childhood and in the early stages of recovery, I believed that I was simply not good enough, would not amount to anything, and that I would never be able to do what I truly wanted to do. It is incredible the power of recovery and the drive that it gives you to persevere and work towards the things in life that truly matter to you. Recovery allows you to discover that true part of yourself that you have denied or forgotten and believe in yourself again in order to achieve the things you want in life.
I am so grateful every day that I gave recovery a chance and I fought for it every minute, every hour, and every day. Recovery has given me the ability to go to the NEDA Conference last October; go to the BEDA Conference this spring (April 24-26th); work on the Seattle NEDA Walk, which I promise will be so incredible; write in this blog; and finally have the chance to write for others including BEDA and PEDAW (so far…!). Recovery has also given me the chance to heal, start to love myself, read and write again, have the ability to be active again (I love to dance!), and participate in my life!
If you are struggling, give recovery a chance because you never know what kind of things you can achieve with recovery. Believe in yourself, fight for yourself, and know that recovery is possible. You can recover.
To support me in the Seattle NEDA Walk and help me eliminate eating disorders, please follow this link: Kristin’s NEDA Walk Page.