Life without Anorexia
My motto is 'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'
My life at the moment is completely different to how it once was. I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia and depression as well as struggling with self harm and overexercising. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
And since 2012 i have been declared healthy from my eating disorder.
I have been blogging for 7 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 now blog about recovery, my life, veganism and positivity!
If you have any questions leave them in the comment section as i am much quicker at answering there, otherwise you can always send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Am I a hypocrite?
I got a comment a while ago stating that I was a hypocrite for giving out advice when I am struggling myself. And I don't take your comment as critique as I understand what you mean, however I am not giving out advice that I would not follow myself. I.e if I were to tell you all to stay strong and never give up and then I decide that life is too tough and I decide to give up, that WOULD be hypocritical. I can't sit here and tell you all to do something and I can't do it myself.
But I don't think that giving advice even if I amnt at the best place makes me hypocritical. Though one thing I do agree with is that I am slightly hypocritical in the sense that I tell you all to seek help and treatment and to talk to people, and those are two things which I can't do myself. So in that sense I feel guilty when I tell others to do that,but I tell you because it DOES help, but you also need to want the help. But even if you don't, it's important to talk to someone. To not suffer in silence, and in a way, me talking is me writing on my blog. I know my sister reads my blog and I am sure she shares the information with my mum, so that's my type of communication with my family. Though I know it isn't enough and I do know that I need to start talking to a therapist, I know deep inside that even if I don't want to... I should. And I need to take my own advice and even if I don't want to, I know what the right thing is.
And that's why I give you the same advice,because even if you don't want to do something you should because you know it's the right thing.
But back to topic, we can all have different opinions and I am open and I have a public blog so I am judged by many different people and I accept that. And everyone has the right to think what they want, and I do accept all types of comments as long as they aren't an attack on me and meant to bring me down, but if they are constructive or just something you think/want me to answer, then I can easily talk to you. I am not someone who argues and won't get offended or begin attacking, instead I listen (well read) what you have to say and that means things can progress. Such as if something on my blog is triggering or you think I should change something else then just let me know :) I am only human after all and we all make mistakes and don't always notice small things which could be changed!
Anyway, this is my opinion on the topic.