Recovery is the most beautiful thing in the world.
Recovery shaped & allowed me to grow me in ways I never thought were in the realm of possibility.
Recovery showed me the true meaning in appreciating EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF EVERY SINGLE DAY, in valuing my body & in showing it the love & care it is so worthy of.
Recovery saved my life.
Each & every single one of these photos embodies an emotion, a feeling, a moment experienced throughout my journey.
Finding peace with my mind, body, heart & soul and embodying that state of mind in all the things that I do.
Feeling in awe at what I was able to accomplish in the span of seven months, with a lot of mind work, perseverance, dedication, courage & hope.
Sparking curiosity regarding what the future holds for me & what this new beginning will mean for me.
Trusting the process no matter how long, hard, hopeless, devastating & frustrating it got.
Realizing my smile is no longer a facade.
Reflecting on my past, how it destroyed me, but more importantly, how it shaped me & allowed me to grow into the woman I am today.
Finding meaning in loving myself & my body for all that it is.
Reaching the finish line & looking into the distance with a clear mind, a fresh perspective & a stronger soul.
Learning the true meaning in how vital it is to be happy, comfortable & at ease with MYSELF before anything.
Finding my passion, my mission, my purpose & recognizing that I am worth SO MUCH MORE than what ED fed me for years.
Acknowledging the importance of finding balance in life & in taking time for myself to prevent situations where I find myself in states of self-neglect & in situations where I don’t feel in tune with my emotions.
Wanting life, love, happiness, serenity, peace, health, laughter, positivity.
Developing the ability to understand & share the feelings of others & to recognize that every single person I encounter is fighting, going through, struggling or overcoming a challenge or obstacle.
Developing the ability to LET MYSELF FEEL TRUE RAW FEELINGS, to let my emotions come to the surface, face them, experience them, talk about them, understand why they are there & overcome them.
Finding comfort in my body, in all the squish, jiggle & cushion that I’ve gained throughout recovery.
Regaining the ability to acknowledge that I DESERVE TO BE HAPPY & TO LIVE A MEANINGFUL LIFE.
PHOTO CREDIT: The amazing, talented, ONE-OF-A-KIND Betina Abrao (Click here to be redirected to her website & to BOOK HER STAT. Seriously, she will WOW YOU in all ways. Look no further – she is a MASTERMIND! I have never in my life seen someone capture true raw emotion like she does!)