Hello my loves!
I cannot believe today is the day...
I turn SEVENTEEN!
My, how time flies.
I cannot even start to explain how happy and blessed I am.
This morning, I woke up with such a spring in my step, and the first thing I did was pray!
I prayed about my family and how thankful I am to be surrounded by them.
(Wish you were here, Sister Smile! <3)
I prayed about my friends and how they always seem to make me laugh on days when I don't feel too great!
But most importantly, I prayed about my new found happiness.
For so long, I let myself forget about what is means to truly be happy. Going out with friends, making jokes, spending time with my family. To eat, breathe and live life.
I consumed myself with what brought me to the lowest part of my life and I lost many things because of it. ED is not something that you can just "get over".
Although it was a part of my past, I can't forget that it ever happened or hide that I experienced ED. It's my testimony to share with everyone and say, "I'm not perfect, and I'm okay with that."
Everyday, I'm learning that I am beautiful for who God created me to be.
It is amazing to realize that it's the first year where I am able to say that ED doesn't have control over me. I am my own voice and since I turned away from ED, I see a new future for me and my health.
As I am getting older, I'm learning that life is way too short to be unhappy!
Everyday is a gift and I'm looking forward to living it up and using my past to make a difference.
I'm over joyed with the fact that I'm not the same girl anymore.
I'm finally me.
Here's to a healthy and happy 17th year!
God bless you, my friends<3