As I mentioned, my crazy week of 5 exams and 3 quizzes (this is the update as of now at least) is about to begin. Somehow, I have the feeling that everything is going to be alright :) I’ve been given the tools and resources to push through this week. With the help of professors, counseling services, and my own personal and academic strength I’ll find a way to manage!
(Probably also with the help of the hummus my mom gave me when she stopped by for Family Weekend. That’s the real secret to success)
You call yourself a mental health advocate and your blog is disgustingly triggering. Stop romanticizing your "recovery" bullshit.
I assume you’re referring to the fitness photos because I’m not sure what else you could be talking about. Admittedly, it might be triggering for someone who suffers from a different disorder (body dysmorphic or eating disorders), but not what I went through. I find the images of people who worked hard through healthy eating and working out to be inspiring. What I went through was recovery, not remission. You’re entitled to your opinion, but I’m healthier and happier and once again a functional member of society. Before, I couldn’t even leave my room without being dragged out screaming. If I can help people who went through the same things as me I’d like to help. I can’t say the same necessarily for other illnesses, I’d be completely speculating in advice.
Hah, sorry about the onslaught. So as you probably know I’ve been struggling a little with the whole readjusting back to school thing and desperately searching for motivation. Well I found it. I decided to clean up my blog a little and through changing my theme saw some old photos of me I had up…
HOLY SHIT have I come far! I barely recognized myself! I don’t need someone else to motivate me, I’m my own fitspo! I’ll post comparisons up for you guys soon. This got me thinking about school as well. I’ve come so incredibly far from last year. I used to be terrified to get out of bed, and now I can crank out homework, wake up for 8ams, and rock all my classes with pride.
I AM BEAUTIFUL, STRONG, AND AMAZING! I am the inspiration I’ve been looking for these past few weeks. So what if things are different now that I’m back? I’m still strong as fuck and can power through this no problem! I might have 5 exams next week, but working through it will make me stronger just like everything else I’ve worked through.
I feel so alive!
So for those of you who have expressed that you’ve also been struggling: look back to another time where you struggled and look at the progress you’ve made to overcome whatever it was. It’s easy to forget and lose track of your accomplishments. Make sure you remind yourself often!
So burnt out from excessive amounts of homework. I’ve been eating like shit too. Trying hard, but I haven’t done anything relaxing or fun since I got back. 24/7 work yo. I could use some advice/ words of encouragement.