Liv Gerritse - Be proud
Hey, my names Liv and I wanted to share this poem with you. I don’t know if it’s very good but it’s about where I see myself when I recover, I also hope it is inspiring to others.
And a happy human being to live in it all
To wake up
And to run across the vibrant green grass
To order a chai latte
To swim up from an icy cold ocean and to break the surface of the water, to feel that freezing rain land on your body.
It is the reason I love life
It is the reason that I want to experience these beautiful things with a free mind. One that isn’t roaming for numbers or acceptance.
Recovering for an eating disorder. Is not just getting your life back
Some of us were diagnosed so young we simply don’t remember what ‘life was like’.
Recovering is crawling in a caterpillar and flying out a butterfly!
You have been suffocated and isolated for so long, the person you USED TO BE is gone! You are a butterfly!
Recovering is realising all the things you missed!
Uncovering everything you deserved!
AND declaring how you should be treated
You would have grown so much! you will know exactly what DOESNT BLOODY MATTER!
Everyone reading this will be a butterfly.
And then as you walk into a cafe and smell the strong coffee beans, you will know what you have become, and you will be proud.