Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Freedom is Possible

Most of you probably already know that a little over a year ago I found myself deep in the trenches of an eating disorder. After months of denial and several hospitalizations, I finally came to terms with my anorexia. It was then I made the decision to enter treatment and fight for my life back. As I sit here today, fully recovered, I cant help but thank the Lord for allowing me to walk though that desert season in my life... I call it my blessing in disguise. I believe I went though it for a purpose and I am now bound and determined to help in the fight against eating disorders. The desire of my heart is for women to know the freedom they can have from an eating disorder... the freedom through Christ. Not too long ago I came across this video that inspired me in my fight against "fat talk", bad body image, low self esteem, and of course eating disorders. Enjoy....

So I woke up this morning, stressed as usual for my upcoming test at school, and decided the best way to start my day would be in God's word. I was doing my normal devotional reading curled up on the couch when I glanced down and caught sight of my tattoo. Its funny how I can look at the tattoo everyday and think nothing of it, but on occasion it will catch my attention and bring me back to its meaning. For those of you who dont know about my tattoo, its a simple cross on my ankle with my favorit scripture written under it. Looking at that scripture today reminded me once again of God's wonderful love. Here is the scripture for you to enjoy...

Psalm 139:13-14
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. "

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My New Blog!

Welcome to my new blog!
I will use this space as a way to journal things that happen in my daily life, and to keep in better touch with people that I don't get to see as often! I'll update everyone on changes and new stories that happen to me- as well as any daily thoughts or prayer requests.
As a recap- I am currently living in Carlsbad CA, attending Palomar Community College in search of my nursing degree. I changed my mind a few times before finding a career path that I felt passionate about...and now I can't wait to be a nurse!
I like to travel, cook, read and bead my own jewelry to help unwind. I am a daughter, sister, friend and most importantly- an aunt to my beautiful niece Isabella and handsome nephew Tyler.
So, I'm new at the whole "blogging" world, but I'll try my best to keep this site update with my daily life and happenings! Check back often and enjoy!