(No idea why the title keeps getting partly cut off but it is very annoying)
People might wonder how or why I would want to make my struggles public and I want to share my reasoning behind it. As many individuals have reached out to me( or commented on my post) about my new blog, I have recognized that almost every single person stated how they had no idea that I was struggling with an eating disorder still. Obviously that is on me due to the fact that besides eventually telling a few individuals, I kept things to myself.
Finally being able to share what I am going through with anyone and everyone, was beyond a relief. I have been holding in a big secret that has taken control of my life and by revealing it, I have more acceptance over my disorder. When ED has control over you, there is not a minute that goes by where it is not in your head. That being said, although people might not understand it, I am more comfortable having people know that I am still struggling.
It would be simple to continue covering up my disorder and pretend that I am not going into treatment, but I do not see any good in that. My issues are present regardless, so I look at treatment as an opportunity I have been blessed with. I am accepting of the reality of my situation and that is why I can so easily talk about it. Talking about everything is very beneficial for me and I want everyone to be comfortable talking about this topic whether it is over text or in person. As many might want to just shy away from the topic, showing an interest or checking in on things speaks more to me.
For anyone bottling things up or hiding specific struggles, I highly encourage opening up to individuals that you trust. I assure you that not only will you have a sense of relief, but that you will receive some type of support.