I’m Desiree and I’m 30.
This blog is pro-recovery
, and yet still pro-reality
. I hope you find something that speaks to you, wherever you are..
I have spent the last 4 years, fighting for recovery from an Eating Disorder that I’ve had for over 10 years, as well as the aftereffects of years of trauma and abuse. I can honestly say that I am happier now than I’ve ever been.
I know firsthand, the path to recovery isn’t easy, but it’s worth fighting for
it’s true, you know…my worst days in recovery are better than my best days in relapse.
• Ask me anything
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“What I know is this: I chose recovery. It was a conscious decision, and not an easy one. That’s the common denominator among people I know who have recovered: they chose recovery, and they worked like hell for it, and they didn’t give up. Recovery isn’t easy, at first. It takes time. It takes more work, sometimes, than you think you’re willing to do. But it is worth every hard day, every tear, every terrified moment. It’s worth it, because the trade-off is this: you let go of your eating disorder, and you get back your life.”
— Marya Hornbacher (via nix-pixiestix)
(Source: wayward-fay, via insight-inspiration)
12:03 pm • 12 February 2012 • 218 notes • View comments
“Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you’re good, bad things can still happen. And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky.”
Barbara Kingsolver (via julie911)
ahh, the duality of emotions and living in the grey areas.
12:03 pm • 12 February 2012 • 1,909 notes • View comments
“It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone, the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t come back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain.
Damn, there’s nothing like that, is there? I’ve been there, and you have, too. You’re nodding your head.
— Henry Rollins (via julie911)
12:02 pm • 12 February 2012 • 1,713 notes • View comments
“Our strength will continue if we allow ourselves the courage to feel scared, weak, and vulnerable.”
— Melody Beattie (via shetakesflight)
(Source: the-healing-nest, via insight-inspiration)
12:01 pm • 12 February 2012 • 53 notes • View comments
“What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition. Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in.”
— 1 Peter 3:3-4 (The Message translation)
1:06 am • 12 February 2012 • 2 notes • View comments
“Get off the scale! You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance. Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life. It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!”
— Steve Maraboli (via pro-recovery)
7:49 pm • 11 February 2012 • 183 notes • View comments
“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
— Louise L. Hay (via reachingforrecovery)
(Source: inspiri, via reachingforrecovery)
7:48 pm • 11 February 2012 • 1,033 notes • View comments
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7:18 pm • 11 February 2012 • 2,056,880 notes • View comments
“You are not your bra-size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe-size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females, or any combination thereof. You are not the number of sit-ups you can do, nor are you the number of calories in a day. You are not your mustache. You are not the hair on your legs. You are not a little red dress.
You are no amalgam of these things.
You are the content of your character. You are the ambitions that drive you. You are the goals that you set. You are the things that you laugh at and the words that you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. You are beautiful and desirable not for the clique you attend, but for the spark of life within you that compels you to make your life a full and meaningful one. You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the soul it carries.”
— Boyghost: nancylicious :sexisbeautiful (via sunnythunderstorms)
7:17 pm • 11 February 2012 • 10,974 notes • View comments
“But, as bad as it was, I learned something about myself. That I could go through something like that and survive. I mean, I know it could have been worse—a lot worse—but for me, it was all I could have handled at the time. And I learned from it.”
— Nicholas Sparks, Dear John (via simply-quotes)
7:15 pm • 11 February 2012 • 964 notes • View comments