Basically, God is so good to me! I celebrated my birthday yesterday (kind of, if you count being at work for half the day a celebration) and I always get super nostalgic on birthdays. I love looking back and seeing how things changed over the year and how God brought me from point A to point B. I spent the morning at work, chilled at the hospital with my best friend, spent 3 hours at Best Buy trying to update our family’s cell phone plan, and had the largest. sushi. dinner. ever. It was great, but these are reasons why the past year was even greater:
Healing. Recovery. A year ago today, I was stuck; completely sucked into the world of an eating disorder and every day was a struggle. There was no light at the end of the tunnel in sight, and I honestly never thought I could recover. Thanks to God’s grace alone, and the help of a few special people, I can now say that I’m recovering. Every day is a new step forward, even if it feels like a step back. Health and happiness are my goals instead of starvation and bingeing.
The importance of family. As I got sucked down the vortex of an ED life, I isolated myself and lost pretty much every single friend. Friends that I would have done literally anything for. It was my fault, yet I blamed the world. The good that came out of it? I grew closer to my family. It finally hit me that family are (most of the time) the people that will stand by you, stick up for you, and support you when the rest of the world doesn’t.
I discovered my passion for food, health, baking, and fitness. It goes beyond wanting to be skinny, but it’s a lifestyle that I fell in love with because it allows me to enjoy life to the fullest. In the future, I hope to pursue my desire to own a bakery and feed hungry children through it. Don’t ask me how, or when, but I feel like God places desires on our hearts that he wants us to pursue with everything we have. After 20 years of searching, I think I’ve found mine.
Gifts aren’t my love language, but I did get some rockin’ ones.
A birthday isn’t a birthday without circus animal cookies. These things are only allowed in my pantry once a year because I inhale them like nobody’s business. In fact, these are a make-it or break-it for me at froyo places. If these white & pink babies aren’t a topping, screw the store!
Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying your Sunday!
Favorite birthday gift ever?