NEDA Week Day 6:
“Fork” by EmiLeigh
Our wonderful photographer is sleeping, but she asked me to make sure to upload the photo for today, so here it is. Her inspiring words won’t accompany the photo, but I’ll try my best to give some hopeful words.
If someone doesn’t know much about eating disorders, they would assume that it is as easy as eating or not eating. “Just eat” is a common choice of words among those who haven’t taken the time to try and understand. It is so much harder than that, though. A lot of times, there is a real anxiety associated with eating. There is a very real battle going on in the mind. And reducing that battle to two words that oversimplify the fight doesn’t do anything but break down communication.
I know this is not an easy battle, that sometimes eating can seem as difficult as climbing Mount Everest. But I know it is possible for you to climb that mountain. People don’t climb that mountain overnight. It’s a process. And you won’t get better overnight. But you can get better. Recovery is possible. Don’t give up on yourself. You are capable. This is possible. The fight is hard, but it can be won. You can win this and you can be free.