Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Years Eve 2012. Happy New Year



Happy new Year

Its been an interesting year to say the least!!  One major operation and on crutches for what seemed like an eternity. Dignity going out of the window and having to accept help from friends with bathing (blush) and several month off work.
What this experience did teach me was not to take your body for granted.  It needs to be taken care of, nourished and loved both physically and emotionally.
It was during my time off work that I began the Hungry for change blogging challenge and really started my love for writing, especially poetry.   The topics we wrote about were thought provoking and at times emotional.  Sharing experiences was so empowering and for once I found myself not triggered or upset by sharing, but motivated.  I no longer felt shame or embarrassment over what I may write, I can put myself out there along with everyone and be proud of my achievements.
I may not be the best writer, but I love what I do and I do it in the hope that someone may read it and think, yes, there is a way out, I can beat this.

So now to bore you all with a compilation of my year in photos. Happy new year, here's to a healthy 2013.






8 comments:

  1. Awww this was such a beautiful idea. And how much do you and your sis look alike!!! Its those beautiful blue eyes. What I love with this is that its not rose tinted, its honest but with the positive and joy (coughs pink wig of bunches) pulled through everything. Thats one of the things I love about you - youre ability to find the beauty and the good in everything, even if you need a pneumatic drill, spade and magnifying glass to find it! This vid had me laughing at your lovely you-ness (captains hat pose!) and your ever present strength and courage. It makes me smile to see you surrounded by beautiful, awesome, odd, random and clearly loving people - you deserve to be among people like you and benefit from the same love you give away. Your message to me as so beautiful and lovely - and the pics very kindly chosen! The truth is angel I am massively blessed with your friendship and general fabulousness! You're a kick ass woman, fantastic activist for recovery and just the right combination of crazy and lovely to make you beautifully inspiring. You are remarkable, not just in 2012, but always xxx

    And yup Im a soppy sod, unashamedly so - even as I got teary-eyed writing this! lol

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    1. :) I will get to see you again in 2013 xx

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  2. Jackie, this was so moving. I feel so honored to be included among your inspirations. So touching. As the other 3 women you mentioned are my dear, dear friends, I feel so surrounded by love and amazingness. Thank you again. I wish you a beautiful 2013!

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    1. You all deserve so much credit for your work...xxx

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  3. i have really enjoyed reading all of your posts and words words this past year. they have blessed my life at times when i needed them. i only wish greater things for you in this next year! ;)

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  4. I don't really have words for how beautiful that was.
    I can only apologise for how long it has taken me to catch up with blogs.
    Your journey has been one of such strength and I admire you so much.
    I know 2013 will be your year.
    I love you <3

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    1. I wish happiness and peace for you in 2013 Rachel xx

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