I’ve struggled these past couple weeks, so my therapist challenged me to write an encouraging letter to myself. What seemed kind of silly at first turned out to be a helpful exercise. It’s hard to say these things – nice things – to myself, although that’s who I’ve needed to hear them from the most.
Girl, you gotta get yourself together. Enough is enough – you had your time being sick and that time is behind you. You’ve proven that you can eat three meals a day and you haven’t died; in fact, you’re living now. More than before! That’s definitely a good thing.
You’re strong, warrior girl. You’ve done a lot of hard work to get to this point and it shows. There’s going to be struggles, yeah, but they will pass. Nothing’s permanent except change. And change is good and wonderful and life-affirming.
Remember that no matter what happens, the earth keeps rolling forward. Bad day? Tomorrow will come. Good day? More to follow. Life keeps moving, and it’s important that you’re present for it.
Stay strong, lady!