Originally posted on eatingdisordersrecoveryblog:
It’s not the great things about ourselves that makes us who we are, it’s our failures, and how we’ve handled them.
Most people, upon knowing I almost died from a combination of anorexia and bulimia, and subsequently was getting help in several institutions, would say that I failed. I’ve missed three years of high school, never went to prom, never even went on a date until I was nineteen..but getting sick and going thru all that was absolutely the BEST thing that ever could have happened to me. i was able to write a book, which I hope touches others lives. I was able to enjoy things I had always before taken for granted.