Thank you for all the kind comments and words of encouragement. Posting these personal pictures was a bit risky for my self-esteem but you gals are awesome. The internet can be a cruel place since people can hide behind their anonymity but so far, I found respect among fellow bloggers (even if I’m a newbie).
Also, thank you to everyone who is following me or even just visiting. I hope this will continue to be a positive experience but either way, it’s been worth it. I will do my best to post regularly, but as I’m sure most of you know, this is quite time consuming (and addictive). I’ll try to set up a system to both read fellow bloggers and post.
I love sharing advice, experiences, ideas, and thoughts but I am by no means a know-it-all. I may at times come off as one but that’s only because I love doing research and I am passionate about engaging in conversations and debates. Since some of you are dealing with issues that I only know as an outsider, please keep in mind that I never judge or assume that I know what’s best for anyone.
My heart goes out to those experiencing ana and/or mia but I will not preach or tell people what to do. All of you come across as intelligent and resourceful people and seem aware of the risks involved in some of the behavior. However, life is a journey and both successful choices and mistakes lead to a deeper understanding on so many levels. The more we own who we are, the stronger and more compassionate we become.
I’m going to stop here since I think shorter entries are easier to absorb. Again, thank you all so much for giving me a boost of confidence as I seem to always have a warped view of my inner and outer appearance.
Have an amazing weekend and I look forward to getting to know all of you. As we say in yoga, Namaste!!!