Just like you are not your telephone number, you are not your weightMy psychologist (via rubyinrecovery)
Do me a favor okay?
Stop trying to go back to who you were before. Before you were raped, before you got sick before an eating disorder took over your life. stop trying to be who you were five, ten, twenty years ago. Before the mental illness took over, before he died, back before your parents split or you lost your best friend.
You are NOT the same person as before. You never will be again. Give up the idolization of “before” and be who you are now. Be the you AFTER.
This sounds really awesome, so if any of my followers are struggling, check that out. I’m in a better place mentally now so I don’t think I need it right now though, but maybe I’ll get back to that when I feel bad again someday - or better, as someone who helps others, when I myself am feeling better.
Hey Anon, I got that message before I left for my riding training course last week and I didn’t have time to answer it but to be honest, I also don’t know what to say. I’m still kinda blown away by your kindness and even just the fact that someone read my story and took the time to write me such a wonderful message. Thank you so so much! I’m really feeling bad today and the last days weren’t much better so I really needed this and I’m so grateful I re-read this message right now.
If you have a tumblr, please come off anon so we can talk for real, I’d be so happy! Thank you so much again you kind person <3