My First Post!I’ve thought about this day for a very long time, I have a story to share and I’m hopeful that my story will help change the lives of others. It has taken me a very long time to be brave and make changes to my life which enables me to live again. I feel through sharing my own experiences, it will help my road to recovery too. I am at the beginning of this recovery journey, some days, I am winning at life, some days I am just holding on by my fingertips.
The title of my blog has come from a text message which was sent to me almost daily by my very dearest and most trusted friend. He would send me a message which just said “Are you still breathing?” this message meant the world to me as having someone there, who cared that I was still alive gave me the strength to carry on. More about this wonderful, unconventional friendship in future posts!
So, in a nutshell, I have left an unhappy marriage of over 20 years where emotional abuse nearly destroyed me, I am recovering from an eating disorder because I am terrified of becoming fat again and I have been off work for a significant amount of time (at time of writing 7 months) and am preparing for my return to my job. Scary but exciting times, I hope you will join me on my journey and share my story as it unfolds