I knew it was time to ask for help when life was making me more miserable than I could bear. Taking the first steps to recovery weren’t just for me, but for my parents, friends and boyfriend who I loved so much.
I was so locked into the lifestyle my eating disorder had created for me that questions like ‘what makes me happy?’ and ‘what am I looking forward to today?’ didn’t even enter my head.
I craved perfection on every level of my life and so controlling my weight and food simply became another aspect of my desperate desire to be perfect. I didn’t stop eating with the intention of becoming ill and unhappy.
The Haldon has helped me to have the energy to revive some hope and self-belief in my recovery and future and I have begun to rebuild relationships I had begun to lose. I know now it isn’t all about being perfect – it is about being happy and that is just fine. To anyone else struggling - reach out for help. You can have a life worth living too.