Hello! My name is Bonnie. Welcome to my blog! 🙂
If you are looking for some positivity, help with struggles or first aid on life, you are at the right place! I hope I can make your day a little bit better, or help you out with something.
Let me start by telling a bit about myself. I have a husband and two cats, and I live in the Netherlands. I like drawing, making music, ballet, fitness and so much more.
I am a what you would call a 33-year-old late bloomer*. I've always had a hard time with life. I grew up in a tiny village, being very insecure and shy. This was a nice cocktail of ingredients for bullying, which was kind of not helping with becoming a social human being. In addition, I was afraid to fail and a terrible perfectionist. I just felt like I was never good enough for as long as I can remember. (Read more here.)
*Note: I don't think I'm 33. I think someone messed with my birth certificate because I definitely don't feel that old.
A lot has happened in the past 10 years; I married my also troubled husband, I had a job for 7 years that I didn’t like, and oh yeah, I got an eating disorder. It was quite the rollercoaster but oh boy I gained so much (and I don't mean weight).
This eating disorder was both the worst and the best thing that ever happened to me. It was excruciating at times but it helped me to fix a lot of things that seemed unfixable before. Another event that did me well was (caution, cliché) getting older. In my long journey to accept myself, I gained a backpack of life lessons and I would love to share them with the world.
This blog is all about finding what you love, making choices, dealing with anxiety, finding things that can help you, how to get back on track if you're lost, getting through rough times and just dealing with life in general. I like to be open-minded and I like to throw in a bit of fun, because life is serious enough. I am by far not someone who has it all fixed nor the perfect recoverer, but I think I do know how life works.
I want this blog to offer the help that I couldn't find when I was in deep shit. It's for everyone who can use a dose of positivity and inspiration in any way. I hope it will also be a source of encouragement for people with an eating disorder, and for their loved ones. I'm kind of an expert in the field of eating disorder-hood so I will write about this as well. (Keep in mind that I'm not a therapist. I write about my own experiences and my ideas on EDs and recovery.)
Thank you for stopping by! Email me at any time, I'd love that! (Are you really desperate for help? Click here.)