Today I found one of my journals that I had written about my journey with an eating disorder.
The journal was the time that I spent in Melbourne with the Bronte Foundation.
There is something about keeping a journal and realising how far you have come and what you have achieved.
It is rare and it is honest.
It captures the moment
It is difficult to read and it brings up so much emotion, it takes me back to that time and what was going on for me.
I am encouraged by it though, I really am.
I know that nothing in our lives our wasted.
Nothing that we go through is ever wasted.
I am so grateful for the amazing staff at the Bronte Foundation, I really am.
There were so caring, kind and supportive.
They were so important in my recovery.
I love how I had sessions with the counsellor, the dietician and with doing worldly challenges.
I am so grateful how they invested in my journey and where so real.
It was also lovely to meet Bronte.
I was also so blessed to receive free accommodation from someone that said to Jan, if someone needs a place to stay, they are welcomed here.
The place was lovely, it had heated floors (which is really important in Melbourne) and Foxtel.
It was so nice to know that I didn’t have to worry about paying for accommodation while I was receiving treatment.
Sometimes you need to step outside of your comfort zone to see who is there to support you and encourage you.
I am so grateful for the staff at Bronte Foundation you have impacted me and blessed me.
I am forever grateful for all that you have done.