Thursday, June 19, 2008

oh, right. fun.

Today, I will stop struggling so hard. I will let go of my belief that life and recovery have to be hard. I will replace it with a belief that I can walk this journey in ease and peace. And sometimes, it can actually be fun.

from The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie.

you can actually get the daily thoughts for a day at this website. i have the book by my bed. actually, i think it's under my bed. it's way easier to go to the website than to retrieve the book. i risk losing an arm to rabid dust bunnies.


Anonymous said...

Hello, Margaux. I am a 20-year-old, relatively new reader of your blog whose struggle with eating disorders bears a striking resemblance to yours (in eating patterns, anyways. I can't claim to have a former professional football player for a father or to have had the insanely cruel passing away my mother as young girl). After reading this post's quote, as well as the majority of your entire blog, I just wanted to let you know how much good your writing has done me. I still have a long way to go in my recovery towards having a healthy relationship with food, but your witty, wise, and highly important comments keep me motivated. I also hope to come see your show in the very near future! Thanks so much for all you do, and know that you are doing something that I aspire to in the future - improving the lives of women (and men!) everywhere.

--L from Michigan

Anonymous said...

Hi, margrocks! (What a fitting nickname). I, like the previous poster, want to express how much your blog and your show means to me. I am a college senior who has struggled with anorexia and bulimia for the better part of my teens and now early twenties. I am now working as hard as I can to recover and find that, like most people, some days seem hopeful and others incredibly difficult. I was having one of those difficult days yesterday, and when I came home I decided to take 5 minutes to check out your newest post. Those 5 minutes turned into 3 hours of re-reading a good deal of your blog. (Even though I have already read it, it resonates with me over and over again). You gave me hope last night, as you have repeatedly over the last year that I have been reading your blog. Your recovery and approach to your current struggles, joys, and successes inspires me, and your writing also has the wonderful power to make me laugh when it seems like that is the least possible thing I could do at that moment. So the next time you are having a "fat day," or a sad day, or any other kind of day, remember me, L from Rhode Island, and the huge number of other people you are inspiring at that moment. That oughta make the one on the scale seem pretty superfluous.

-- L from Rhode Island

Anonymous said...

Wow L from Rhode Island I second your comments, this blog is extraordinarily helpful on days I feel like shit and almost always resonates with me on some level.
thanks for all your hard work Margaux! Keep giving a voice to nasty eating disorders and the disempowerment that accompanies them!!! You are leading a new group of women that I hope to be a part of that can change the way women's bodies are viewed and give young girls a new way to relate to their own selves.