My First Blog - The Reason Why
Hey fellow warriors,
I want to turn my negative experiences with anorexia into a positive one by sharing my journey which will hopefully empower others.
I want to create an online structure where I can encourage support amongst those suffering so that no one feels isolated or alone.
My ultimate objective is to spread positivity and happiness and encourage everyone to welcome back their zest for life.
I am passionate about educating people about eating disorders and I feel like I am on a mission to help others beat them. I am determined to beat my anorexia and I don’t want to stand by and watch others struggle without trying to help them to follow the same path to freedom. Eating disorders can kill and anorexia has the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses. I am hoping my blog will help provide a stepping stone to recovery and even save a life.
I have decided to start a blog because of the love I found for life after choosing to recover from my anorexia. Every new experience warmed my soul in a way that I thought I would never feel again. I believed recovery was impossible but the effects of adopting a healthy mindset full of positivity defied my anorexia. Choosing recovery is life-changing and I knew I had to share it with others.
I want to make my blog the heart of my website. When I began writing I could feel the foundations for my recovery being laid. Writing has helped me to understand my occasional deep and twisted emotions, realise illogical thoughts, reflect on my feelings and accept my true self. The things that I found myself writing about, have been incredibly helpful on my long journey to recovery. Writing and reading my own words has had an excitingly positive effect on me and soon after I felt these buzzing pops of freedom. I began sharing what I wrote on Instagram and social media in photo captions. The reaction I received was beautiful. I feel very blessed to have received such warm and accepting responses when I chose to share my story and writing.
Writing is where I extract all my anorexic thoughts and try to work them out. It’s my space to help myself to unwrap my illogical illness and separate its voice from mine. I began writing in 2016 when my recovery journey started and since then writing has been my driving force. My writing has grown and evolved from being just a personal space for me to throw away my negativity into creating a space for a community of like-minded people who, all like myself are on the ultimate mission of self-love.
I want to challenge the misconception that anorexia is all about 'the food' and 'being skinny'. The appearance of the sufferer is only a side effect of a very dangerous mental disease. Anorexia is a mental illness and eating disorders are not a choice. In recovery, treatment needs to be shifted from the appearance and weight of the recoverer towards the root of the illness; the mind.
Amongst my other ambitions I want to encourage a positive view towards healthy eating by including recipe blogs. My recipes taste wonderfully indulgent whilst being brilliantly health enhancing!
My favourite part about recovering is hearing the wonderful warriors scream their war cries, nothing feels more exhilarating than knowing that people have chosen to fight for their freedom and that I may have been a small part of their journey and perhaps even helped them to put their armour on. When I hear the stories about how my personal journey, philosophy & recovery has helped others, it truly inspires me to keep doing what I'm doing as I can see it is really making a difference in people's lives.
I hope my writing can create a connection between all types of warriors, men, women, recovery soldiers, self-love seekers, young people, families, and worried parents.
Together we can form an army on a mission to take back our mental kingdoms.