Thursday, October 31, 2013

Words of Wisdom

"Instead of focusing on how far you still have to go, 
take some time today to remind yourself of how far you’ve already come. 

Yes, you’re still struggling. 
And yes, you still have some distance to cover, 
but those things don’t discount the progress you’ve already made. 
Healing takes time. 
It’s not a process that can be rushed. 

Beating yourself up for not being further along doesn’t improve your situation. 
It makes you feel awful and it keeps you stuck. 
Your journey may be slow, but it’s not without promise. 

Despite how difficult this process has been, 
despite how hopeless you’ve felt, 
despite all of the people who have told you that you would never make it, 
you’ve never once given up. 
You’ve never stopped fighting and pushing forward. 
So give yourself some credit for that. 
It wasn’t easy. 
 But you did it, and you deserve to be proud of yourself. 

Let go of this idea that you should be further ahead, 
and trust that it’s okay to be where you are. 
Trust that you won’t be here forever. 
Trust that you will get to where you need to be. 

You’re doing the best you can each day to fight the darkness you feel, 
and that’s all you can ask of yourself. 
It’s enough."

I read this last night, and I'm not sure if I was being hormonal or if those words are just that powerful, but it definitely resulted in a few tears. No matter what stage of recovery I am in, I always feel like I should be doing more. Breaking recovery down and living day-by-day helps me avoid feeling overwhelmed by this never ending process.

Today I am choosing to focus on the positives and giving myself credit for how far I have come.
I'm doing the best that I can.
And that is enough.



  1. I needed this reminder:) Thanks <3

  2. I needed this too. Yes, I am doing the best I can, and that is enough. Thank you, Kelsi xoxo

  3. oh man I loved reading this today, thank you for this wise wisdom

  4. These words are so comforting... it's amazing how accepting exactly where I am, without judgement, is actually the inspiration I need to keep going. It takes the pressure off and allows me to grow as I need to. Thank you.

  5. I needed to read this too, but more from a parenting standpoint...I feel like I'm stuck in a rut sometimes with certain challenges with my kids, but I know we "won't be here forever". There *has* been progress, for sure. Thanks for posting this, and I'm glad it encouraged you!
    This is a small matter, but I know you'd understand the significance of this: I *forgot* to weigh myself before my shower last's been part of my nightly routine for years and years, and last night I just forgot. Don't know why. Didn't rush to do it, either, just figured I'd get around to it the next day. It was a good feeling.

    1. Congrats, Alison!! I don't think that is a small matter AT ALL!! That is huge and it made my entire day. :)

  6. Whoa, I'm glad I shared that, then! I was right back to my normal routine tonight, to be honest...but I know I've been having fewer "disordered thoughts" lately, and that's a very good thing. :)