I will never return to the darkness...

tattoo on an ankle of flowers

I struggled with Anorexia Nervosa for three years and have spent the last four years actively in recovery. I'm proud to say that I've reached a place in my recovery where I now consider myself to be fully recovered.

What that means to me is knowing that I will never return to the darkness of my eating disorder no matter how difficult life becomes.

Ever since I began my recovery, I knew I wanted to eventually get a tattoo of the eating disorder recovery symbol but wasn't sure when the time would feel right.

Last year I started my dream job working at an eating disorder treatment centre and am so grateful to have been able to use my recovery to help the clients I work with.

This year during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week I felt inspired to celebrate my recovery and I decided to finally get my first ever tattoo.

I chose to get the eating disorder recovery symbol made from flowers as a reminder of the growth and healing I've experienced since starting my recovery.

I'm glad that I chose such a meaningful first tattoo and hope that I can continue to inspire others struggling with eating disorders that recovery is possible.

written by leah