Hello Tumblr followers! Long time no talk! I took a break from posting to focus on school and working. But, guess what? This chick is back! This year has been filled with many peaks and valleys. For those of you who think recovery is an easy, smooth ride, don’t be fooled. However, I have had more growth within my recovery than I have my entire life. For that, I am forever grateful.
I graduated from my Cosmetology program just yesterday! I’ve never finished anything in my life and am so honored to have had a second chance at life to be able to live out my dreams! I’m so happy to be out of school so I can take some time for myself. I have made so many lasting friendships and connections throughout this journey. Each client I have had has allowed me to not only grow in my skills, but also in my spiritual life. Everyone has a story and I have had the privilege to work with incredible individuals. I am so thankful for all the support and love I have received throughout this process.
On another note, I received a call from a producer of “The Doctor Oz Show” for a follow-up episode! For those of you who are first time readers to this blog, four other women and I were featured on this show for the segment titled “Women of the Pro-Ana Movement”. To see how far we have come, after going to an undisclosed treatment center in Buffalo Gap, TX, is to amazing for words. And to be given the chance to show the world that recovery is possible and the ultimate gift, I can’t even fathom how much gratitude I feel. I owe the show, that treatment center, and all the love from family and friends my life!
I can honestly say that, today, I am happy. I am worthy to be in recovery. I am forever grateful to be fully free and fully alive!
Love you all!