I live in Seattle with my boyfriend Jonathan and our puppy dog Dante. I moved here from Boston a little over a year ago and am in love with the Pacific Northwest.
I have been in recovery from self-harm for three years and my anxiety and depression are pretty well controlled (thanks to the right combo of meds and CBT and DBT skills). I am still in the process of recovering from my eating disorder. I have not binged or purged in a little over two years and have been at a really truly healthy weight for about eighteen months. My biggest struggle currently is my body dysmorphia.
I work fulltime as a nanny for two little girls, an eighteen month old and a nine month old (not sisters), and a great dane named Bailey who I’m pretty sure thinks I come everyday just to look after her.
I am planning on going back to college fulltime next fall to study psychology and neurobiology. I am going to finish school and train as an FBT and help families get good, effective treatment for eating disorders.
UPDATE (september 2012): I am about to start my second quarter as a full-time student at the University of Washington. My boyfriend and I got engaged about three months ago and I am now almost three years into my recovery from ED.
UPDATE (may 2014) Long overdue update to this page: The boy and I got married in September. I will finish undergrad at the end of the summer (finally!). We will be moving to San Diego in September. I am 4.5 years into recovery. Last year was a bit bumpy with lapses into restriction but the last six months have been very good in that regard. Depression and anxiety stuff is still hard sometimes. I am working on trauma stuff with a therapist I like a lot. Body image is not great but that amount that it affects my life continues to decrease.