So I was nominated for two awards. One by Aggy and the other by Lexi . So firstly, to Aggy, thanks so much for the award nomination. I know you nominated me a bit ago, so my apologies for getting to it so late. You are such an awesome person, and we relate so much in regards to our EDs. You have shared a lot of the struggles that I am going through right now, and it’s nice to know there’s someone who has been in my shoes. Secondly, Lexi, what is there to say? We became friends rather quickly and despite our differences, you’ve been one of the only ones to have reached out to me off of WordPress, and for that, I give a million thanks. You are stronger than you know, and I sincerely hope one day you find the recovery you deserve!
Onto the awards!
First was the One Lovely Blog Award where I have to state seven facts about myself and nominate 15 other bloggers.
1.) I love 90s Alternative music like Pearl Jam, Oasis, The Wallflowers, Nirvana, etc.
2.) I used to play the piano as a child. I quit because of the pressure.
3.) I wrote health and awareness pieces for my high school newspaper. My first article was on EDs.
4.) I’ve recently become obsessed with Pewdiepie , an online YouTube sensation who plays video games.
5.) I’m incredibly lazy.
6.) I’ve just started watching Lost, and I’m completely addicted.
7.) My favorite number is 14 because it’s Taylor Hanson’s birthday day.
Okay, as for nominations, I’m not going to do all 15 because I’ve nominated pretty much everyone I regularly read for things in the past already. I will, however, give shout outs, and if you want to count these as nominations, then by all means, feel free! So shout outs to AdverseUniverse, Thee Truth Is, spacethatsinbetween, Cup of Joe, Fighting the Thin-possible, Moving on and Letting Go, Snippets and Glimpses, Faith and Meow, Healing Myself Happy, Rhinocratic Oaths, Sub Rosa, and Miranda! I’m sorry if I forgot anyone; I love you all!
The second award was the Strong Person Award where I have to name my diagnoses and post a picture of myself or a picture of something that represents me.
1.) Anorexia Nervosa. Although I’m technically not qualified for this as I still get my period, in the last year I’ve been given this diagnosis by both a psychologist and medical doctor as I meet all the other criteria. I’ve struggled with Anorexia and disordered eating on and off for 11 years. Most of that time I’ve been able to be in some type of recovery, but I’m currently in relapse as most of you know. At this point I am caught between wanting to want recovery and wanting to stay disordered.
2.) Trichotillomania. In short, this is the compulsion to pull out hair. I’ve never been diagnosed with this, nor do I know for sure whether or not I fit the diagnostic criteria for it, although I’ve had the compulsion to pull out coarse hair since the age of six. This mostly includes eyelashes and eyebrow hairs. As of right now I usually have to draw in parts of my eyebrows, and there have been times where I have noticeable gaps between eyelashes. I pull anywhere from 5-10+ eyelashes/eyebrow hairs a night and often find myself pulling at random times throughout the day. I get styes a lot, which probably has a lot to do with the fact that my hands are always touching my eyelids.
Since I don’t post pictures my face, here’s half of it with a little inspirational message to go along:
Lastly, the nominations!
The following three bloggers have been fighting super hard in their recovery, and although they sometimes struggle, they are very wise and intuitive. They definitely deserve the title of Strong Person: