recovery is hard
don’t let anybody invalidate your struggles and say you just need to eat because it’s not about that
recovery is changing the entire way your mind works and how you perceive the world
it’s like standing in front of a red wall and saying “this wall is yellow” and then trying to believe it
This is a reminder that you are allowed to be proud of your accomplishments. Even if it’s something like advancing in your recovery or learning to draw a perfect kitten or finally being able to make a perfect batch of lasagna. Anyone who tells you that your accomplishments are insignificant because they don’t get you into an Ivy League school or set world records or get you lots of money can go to hell.
"Being thin and not eating" are not signs of true will power. True will power was my ability to face my eating disorder head on and defy everything it told me. True will power was crying when food was put in front of me but still managing to eat it. True will power was accepting treatment and getting help to save my life. Your life matters. You deserve help.