body image, Intuitive Eating, life

being real

You may be wondering where I’ve been. I’m still here and thinking about the blog and you, my readers. Life has been full and every day has been so different, that I haven’t found my rhythm. Also, I’ve been doing lots of thinking, probably a lot of overthinking and doubting myself. I tell you all this because I want to be honest with what I’m going through. Let me explain…

I’m a perfectionist and often struggle feeling “good enough.” As I’ve entered the blogging world, I’ve wanted to do it well. I want to reach more people with my story because I believe that God has given me my experiences for a reason. I want to encourage and bless others. However, I struggle with doubts that I’m not creative enough and I have nothing to share, and that my blog isn’t professional.

I’m struggling with comparison and with feeling like I have nothing to share.

Through my journey with an eating disorder and recovery, I have learned so much that I want to share with others, however I feel like I have no authority in the topics I want to share. I share from my own experience about learning to eat intuitively, recovering from an eating disorder, and accepting my body, but I’m no therapist or dietician.

This week, I was ready to give up the blog. Then I had a conversation with my mom. She reminded me how my blog has encouraged some of her friends, and that God has given me a story to tell. She encouraged me to keep it up and write as if I was writing to a friend.

The last thing I want is to lose joy in writing the blog. If my blog can impact one person, that is all that matters. So, I may never have a big blog, but that’s not what matters.

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I’m no professional writer, blogger, therapist, or dietician, but I do have a story to tell and a passion for others to live life to the fullest. So follow along with my imperfect journey, share with others who are struggling, and never forget that no matter how imperfect you feel, you are worthy.

 

 

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10 thoughts on “being real”

  1. Awhh I love seeing more of your heart! As you know, I’ve struggled with comparison too but only YOU have your unique and beautiful story! Keep sharing, my friend, and I’ll keep reading ❤

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  2. I found your blog through a Facebook post and was intrigued to read your story. I think you have a beautiful story to tell and will change a lot of people’s lives through simply sharing your journey. I myself have not experienced an eating disorder but your sharing your feelings of self doubt, not feeling like you’re “good enough” while trying to pursue your dream really resonated with me. I admire your courage to continue with your dreams inspite of those feelings. Keep it up, you never know who’s heart you are touching 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your kind, encouraging words, Star! I hope that you continue pursuing your dreams despite the doubts and not feeling good enough. You have incredible talents and abilities and so much to offer those around you!

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  3. your voice is worth being heard, more than you can ever realize. i relate to you incredibly, and i know that you are here for a reason. your blog doesn’t need to be perfect- each and every word doesn’t need to be eloquent. your being is perfect enough.

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