I have learned a lot in 2013. I have learned to let go of insecurities and perfectionism and judgement. I have learned that I am stronger than I think. I have learned that the quieter you become, the more you can hear. I have learned to be kind to myself and face my fears. Above all, I have learned to love me - every little part of me!
I will admit that some days are better than others. But today is the first New Year's Eve in almost all of my life that I am not planning which diet I will be starting tomorrow. Instead, I am planning what I will do every day to take care of myself and nourish my mind, body and soul. And I am planning how to spread the word that we should all spend more time loving ourselves than hating ourselves. We should take today to have a grateful heart for all that happened in 2013. We should take a deep breath and count our blessings and realize that we are ENOUGH. There is no need to change ourselves, only to care for ourselves. So as the media goes crazy telling us how we should do anything and everything to look like the photoshopped models in the magazines that don't even recognize themselves after all the touch ups, look in the mirror and smile. Because you are beautiful!
I am so happy today to officially announce oh, how she blooms! My hope is that it will be an avenue for me to share what I have learned so far on my journey toward recovery from binge eating disorder. Welcome!