I am SO blessed and still shocked that my book was chosen to be covered for a story in the Mississauga Newspaper. I was contacted by the paper, who was interested in writing a piece about my journey, accomplishments, advocacy, and book. The piece is available online and in the actual newspaper! http://www.mississauga.com/community-story/4644242-book-chronicles-young-woman-s-battle-with-anorexia/
This is such a huge accomplishment and success! Not only is it an opportunity for others to know my story and read my book, but it also a chance to spread the message that true recovery is possible and that eating disorders are real, mental illnesses. It is amazing to think that at only 21 years old, I am a famous blogger, successful author, and now...being asked to do interviews for newspapers as well! God is so good to us. He used all my struggles for the good. He allowed me to suffer pain and to endure hardships in order to spread the message that hope, faith, prayers, perseverance, and strength are the key to overcoming obstacles in life.
I want to take this time to thank you all. Thank you to my family, friends, and community. Thank you to my readers - online and those who purchased my book. Thank you for your love, care, and support. I would not be here without you. and my story would not be so well-known if it were not for all the wonderful and caring people in my life. Looking back, it was only two years ago when I was dying in the ICU. Today, I have my own book, and my story is being read by many others as proof that true recovery is possible - and that faith, strength, and commitment will help you get through any challenge. Remember to stay strong and never give up. Life will always bring challenges - but know that you are stronger. One day, you will see how this challenge taught you something or helped you. It may not be right away...but one day, you will look back and realize that every experience has made you the person you are today. And you will be grateful for every tear, every battle, and every difficult moment. For now, stay strong and keep your head up high. It will get better ...I am proof of that.