fruitandvegistheway

THEORIES ABOUT THE UNIVERSE



I am trying to see things in perspective.
My dog wants a bite of my peanut butter
chocolate chip bagel. I know she cannot
have this, because chocolate makes dogs
very sick. My dog does not understand this.
She pouts and wraps herself around my leg
like a scarf and purrs and tries to convince me
to give her just a tiny bit. When I do not give in,
she eventually gives up and lays in the corner,
under the piano, drooping and sad. I hope the
universe has my best interest in mind like I have
my dogs. When I want something with my whole
being, and the universe withholds it from me,
I hope the universe thinks to herself: "Silly girl.
She thinks this is what she wants, but she
does not understand how it will hurt.

THEORIES ABOUT THE UNIVERSE by Blythe Baird (via thosewhowork)

Trust the universe. Love this perspective!

fruitandvegistheway
lifegains:

Today is the Semicolon Project day. Last year, I wrote a post about EDNOS, my decision to recover, and my determination to get through it. Now, a year later since I started recovery, I stand, happy and full of passion, ready to continue on with my life.
Throughout the spring and early summer, I often found myself asking why I was recovering. I felt that the other side of the fence truly was not greener, and that it would be easier to just go back to my disordered ways. I broke down sometimes because I was afraid to keep going. I felt the need to cling to self hate- it had become an identity.
But I stuck with recovery. I was encouraged by Christ, by my family, by my friends, and by myself to keep going. 
I heard Freeman Hrabowski III give a speech at the Biomedical Science Careers Program conference the other week. There were many inspirational lines, but the one that I will never forget is this:
You do not have time to be a victim.
Whoever you are, you do not have time to be a victim. You do not have time to be a victim to society, to the standards set before you, to the expectations people have of you….
You do not have time to be a victim to your bad self esteem, your eating disorder, your depression, your insomnia, or any of your mental illnesses and thoughts.
You will never get back the years that you’re living now, whether you are 10 or 100. You need to make the most of what you were given because every single second is a miracle. 
You are NOT OBLIGATED to be brought down and trapped by anyone or anything. 
So get the help. Talk to someone. Reach out.
Because what you do have time for is change. 

lifegains:

Today is the Semicolon Project day. Last year, I wrote a post about EDNOS, my decision to recover, and my determination to get through it. Now, a year later since I started recovery, I stand, happy and full of passion, ready to continue on with my life.

Throughout the spring and early summer, I often found myself asking why I was recovering. I felt that the other side of the fence truly was not greener, and that it would be easier to just go back to my disordered ways. I broke down sometimes because I was afraid to keep going. I felt the need to cling to self hate- it had become an identity.

But I stuck with recovery. I was encouraged by Christ, by my family, by my friends, and by myself to keep going. 

I heard Freeman Hrabowski III give a speech at the Biomedical Science Careers Program conference the other week. There were many inspirational lines, but the one that I will never forget is this:

You do not have time to be a victim.

Whoever you are, you do not have time to be a victim. You do not have time to be a victim to society, to the standards set before you, to the expectations people have of you….

You do not have time to be a victim to your bad self esteem, your eating disorder, your depression, your insomnia, or any of your mental illnesses and thoughts.

You will never get back the years that you’re living now, whether you are 10 or 100. You need to make the most of what you were given because every single second is a miracle. 

You are NOT OBLIGATED to be brought down and trapped by anyone or anything. 

So get the help. Talk to someone. Reach out.

Because what you do have time for is change.