Musically ConnectED

Fingers perfectly curved. Posture straight. Shoulders down. Thumb bent. Bow straight. You missed that note. That doesn’t sound right. The pitch is too low. They won’t think you’re playing is beautiful enough. You forgot to play dynamics. That note was too early. Practice harder. Practice longer. Must be perfect. These are just a few of… Continue reading Musically ConnectED

Why I Don’t Read Fashion Magazines

From a young age I always loved clothes and fashion. Where I got the gene is beyond me, as I was always more stylish than anyone in my family. My mom called me her “little fashionista.” She consulted me over what shoes to wear with a dress more times than I can remember. As much… Continue reading Why I Don’t Read Fashion Magazines

The Reality of Anorexia Nostalgia

Facebook can’t help but bring up old pictures. Three years ago, it says, with an image of who I once was. I can’t help myself, I click on it. Before I realize it, I have scrolled back three years to find more pictures like it. Those pictures of my “perfect” body, I have looked at… Continue reading The Reality of Anorexia Nostalgia

Thoughts on NEDA Week From a Recovering Anorexic

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) week, put on by the National Eating Disorder Association. NEDA week is supposed to be about raising awareness for eating disorders, an important and worthy cause. However, I have never in my three years of recovery felt entirely comfortable with the execution of this week. My first… Continue reading Thoughts on NEDA Week From a Recovering Anorexic

What No One Tells You About Eating Disorder Recovery

Wow, February is going by fast. At the beginning of the month I was so on top of writing on my blog, but then school got so busy! I have still been writing a lot, but most of it has been for class and my school’s student newspaper. It has been great getting real journalism… Continue reading What No One Tells You About Eating Disorder Recovery

Living My Best Life

My life is not perfect, but for the first time in a long time I am feeling content. Yes I still have my issues, illnesses, and ailments, but I made a big decision to transfer schools and have no regrets. I was so unhappy at my previous institutions and today has just really validated my… Continue reading Living My Best Life

Born of 1998

To be born at the turn of the millennium Is to have lived in two centuries But have no recollection of one Yet still be grouped with the negatively connoted “Millennials” To start preschool the day of 9/11 Is to grow up with a security obsessed government Without knowing the freedom that was allowed prior… Continue reading Born of 1998

So, What’s Up?

Well that's a loaded question if I ever heard one. Depends on how much you want to know. Given that I am writing this I am getting to decide how much you know. And honestly that is a scary power to have. I have been through many personal struggles over the course of the last… Continue reading So, What’s Up?

An Open Letter to the “Progressive TV Show” This Is Us

Dear This Is Us writers, directors, and producers, I was excited to start watching your show at my mother’s recommendation. She profusely shared how progressive the show is and that I would enjoy it. So, we watched the first episode and all was well. I was entertained by it and we moved onto the second… Continue reading An Open Letter to the “Progressive TV Show” This Is Us

Not Just Surviving, but Thriving

Time is such a crazy thing. Time’s meaning has changed a lot for me in the last two years. Throughout my ED journey I have seen how loaded time can be. I definitely feel that is the case for the last three months. This past August, I moved 877 miles away from home to start… Continue reading Not Just Surviving, but Thriving