Saturday, March 23, 2013

30 Day Recovery Challenge: Day 30

30. Has this recovery challenge helped you, and how?

I think it's helped me take a look at things in a different way.  The questions made me think through things that I hadn't necessarily thought about in a long time, if ever.  I liked that it focused on recovery in a positive light - through the possibilities that lie ahead, rather than the complications of the process.

I started this challenge on the first day of NEDA week, which now feels so far away.  I think back to last year's NEDA week, and how much I've changed since then.  While the challenge started on a specific day, I also timed it to end today.  I wasn't sure if it would work, but I'm glad it did.

The other thing this challenged helped me see was how my words actually do make a difference in the lives of those that read them.  I've never been one to share my writing before, I've always kept it hidden, sharing it with a trusted few.  I've gained confidence through this blog, that I've not really paid attention to before this challenge.  Seeing myself as a writer has turned out to be an added bonus of the challenge!

So....... challenge complete!  Thank you for reading along the journey!


  1. Such a great challenge! Thanks for sharing<3

  2. I have never seen a challenge like this - and am so glad to have been able to read your responses to each question asked. Although you and I are healing differently (and from different things), it has made me think about what I've been putting into my own healing. I'm glad that it has done the same for you.

    I think this was such a great exercise that you'll be able to look back on later - and remember where you were compared to where you are now.

    1. Hi Amanda, you know, your comment made me realize that this blog challenge could apply to anyone who is working to overcome any issue. Replace "eating disorder" with depression, anxiety, anything- and it still invites a healing exercise. I'm glad you've found some thought provoking bits here :) xoxo

  3. I've enjoyed reading your posts. So nice reading about people fighting and making progress in recovery :)


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