Taking time for yourself is uncommon these days. We are always so busy running around. Either we are working or doing something for someone else. This morning I went back to the writing group, it had been awhile since I was there, it is where I started down the road to recovery. I remember the first day I went, how sick I was, how sad I was, and how empty I felt. The day before I went to writing group, when I left the hospital, I had planned to go to the writing group. I found it on the meetup website and told my doctor I had to get discharged, so I could go. I wasn't really hesitant to share, I think I was really wanting to put my story out there. It was part of me, it was where I was at the time, it was my story. The more I wrote and shared, the more connected I felt with the writers in the group. Now 5 years later, the group has seen my transformation. They have seen me rise up from the sick, weak girl that I was to the strong and confident woman I am today. If it weren't for the writing group and taking the time for myself, that day, I don't think I would be where I am today. I am grateful for taking the time for myself and joining a group that has really seen me through quite a journey.
I am married to a man that I met at a writing group and have 2 big dogs that bring a lot of joy to my life. I like to go camping and hiking and spend time with my friends and family. I have been a registered nurse for 10 years and work with people who have mental health issues and people with drug and alcohol addictions. I have been in recovery from my eating disorder since Oct 2013.