Life is Way to Short

As I was looking on Pinterest for wedding ideas, funny quotes as well as inspirational quotes, I found one that means a lot to me. My eating disorder took complete control in high school and it was an experience I will never forget. It was a terrible, horrible trip I did not give my consent on taking. But now, years down the road, I am thankful in a sense. It has allowed me to volunteer for a group like NEDA and understand those of you who struggle. It has taught me and continues to teach me to accept myself or go back to war with this voice I hate. I found this quote and it reminds me why I looked my mother in the eyes and begged for help, even when I would yell at her and want nothing to do with her. It reminds me why I work so hard at shutting that voice up and live my life the way I am meant to.

"Life is way to short to spend another day at war with yourself." this quote may mean more to me than some of you due to the fact that my eating disoder seemed to be a giant war within my own mind, but it makes me realize that if I am against war in our physical world, I most certainly should be against war in my own mind. I urge each and every one of you to keep fighting the fight and don't stop until you conquer it. I am so very proud of each and every one of you for figting this battle. Stay strong, beautiful people! 

Glovy's picture

I really love this article! I learned a lot and I also enjoyed this as well. Thank you so much for posting this. <3

Kristine3's picture

I agree. Although it was hell to go through having an eating disorder, it has made me the strong and passionate person that I am today. If I had not gone through this experience, I would have probably never realized my passion for psychology, advocating/volunteering for recovery, and to eventually become a therapist.

We have to go through the pain in order to get to the pleasure. And, although recovery is hard (most likely one of the hardest things you will ever do in life), it is so worth it.

Stay strong.

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