Recovery. Is it easy?
No. In fact, it is the hardest thing I have experienced in my life so far.
I may only be 16 but I often feel much older than my age, I’ve had to mature quickly and realise that if I don’t fight my very hardest and harder then I will not beat anorexia. And eventualy that will lead to death. Now that is a harsh and horrible thing to learn and have to accept at age 14/15.
When I’m struggling, people often say to me “No one said this would be easy”… But no one said it would be this hard either.
In my mind I think I had hoped it would be quick. I first imagined it would be a few months maybe, then everything would be back to normal. I hadn’t considered that 2 years on I could still be fighting the very same battle.
When I’m feeling lost, hopeless and in doubt (which unfortunatley is often), I tell myself this: the most worthwhile things in life are often the most challenging.
So with that in mind off I set on my journey.
And here I am today. Still on that very same journey. Still battling various mental health issues. Still fighting.
No, it isn’t easy. But it doesn’t have to be impossible either.
Determination, motivation and support will become your best friends in recovery. You just have to learn how to use them to conquer the evils.
Thanks for reading.