Life without Anorexia

My motto is
'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'

I am a generally happy girl who loves running, going to the gym and eating food!! Though my life has been very different.
I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia & purging tendencies & over exercising. I was depressed and self harmed. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
After alot of struggles, lots of ups and downs, suicide attempts, tears, anxiety, panic and never thinking i would be healthy.
I am now declared healthy from anorexia nervosia.

I have been blogging for 4 years, and my whole journey is written in my posts. I now represent healthy and happiness. I want to show anyone struggling that it is possible to recover, no matter how hard it may seem.

I am happy and healthy and living my life. Going to school, meeting friends and trying to find myself in this world.

I write about my daily life, but also try to write posts about how it was when i was sick, advice and tips.
I am open and friendly, so dont be scared about writing a post or sending me an email at:


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Day 2. Dream job when you were little/ what is it now?

When i was younger i wanted to be a bit of everything... but i was very technological, i still am really. But i loved playing with things like lego and puzzles - i loved putting things together, creating new things. I also loved having the new gadgets.... I bought all the latest things like gameboys, nintendos, ipod shuffle, ipod nano, wii etc etc
  I loved playing them, but i was also so fascinated by what is inside them? It wasnt uncommon for my mum to come home and find me taking apart things such as the computer, the tv screen, cd player etc... i wanted to know how things worked and why.
   Once i was introduced to the job of an engineer, i knew that was what i wanted. I wanted to build things, create things... i had lots of ideas of what i wanted to be.

But then one day in school i was talking to this teacher - who i already disliked - and she asked me what i wanted to be when i grew up, i was about 8 at this time. And i had my heart set on being an engineer and when i told her that, her reply was Girls cant be engineers.....
At the time, it broke my heart. I went home and cried thinking i will never get my dream job- Though only now do i realise that what she said was completly wrong and also very sexist. Because of course females can be engineers... but by the time i realised that, i had moved on with my ambitions.
   I wanted to be a fashion designer once so i began cutting all my clothes but that only lasted a day because when i wore those handmade clothes i got more negative comments than positive ones!

A dream job of mine was also to be an author as i spent hours writing each day, had so many ideas. But then i realised that it most likely wasnt a sustainable job, i would need something else as well....
  and then my years of depression and illness took over my life and i had no thoughts of the future or a career and my creativity left me.... and hasnt returned :(

Ideas change over time as you grow up... You find new hobbies and passions. You realise things you love and find new paths in life!!  I  mean in a few years time i might not even want to be a health coach ?! Who knows.


  1. I wanted to be a doctor. This was for a very long time, actually....

    Now my dream job would be something related to Japanese culture and language.

    I just love you, Izzy:)


  2. That is so interesting :) How did you find out you like Japanese language and culture so much? :)
    And thank you!!!