I haven’t been here for a long, long time, and I know it. I’m not going to make excuses, because I understand that other people are just as busy as I am. Especially people with eating disorders who find their worth in accomplishing meaningful tasks and making other people happy.
Anyway, I just wanted to swing by to throw out a bit of an update.
I spent this summer working full-time as an accountant and went to IOP 3 times a week in a city an hour from my home. 40 hours a week plus 9 hours of treatment and another 9 hours of commuting got exhausting, but I kicked through it and improved along the way. I also continued talking with my now boyfriend, and he officially asked me to be in a relationship with him in pursuit of marriage this past August. He’s the best.
I’m now back in school and busy as ever. I’m a senior accounting major and will be graduating with my bachelor’s degree this coming spring. Right now, I’m taking 6 classes, tutoring 15-20 hours a week, and running an organisation dedicated to fighting human trafficking. I also live in an apartment with 3 other girls, but rarely get to see them because I often don’t get home until 9pm or later. Somewhere in that schedule, I fit in time to do my own homework, attend church, and attend weekly therapy and doctor’s appointments. Plus, I want to make time for my boyfriend, so communication with him comes first, especially because it’s long distance at the moment.
Next semestre I’ll have a full-time internship with Winter Kloman Motor and Repp (WKMR) here in Wisconsin. They are a public accounting firm, and I will be a tax intern there. Funny thing – their firm is located 5 minutes from where I was first hospitalised for anorexia. Strange how these things happen in life. I’m very excited to work with them. The interview process went smoothly, and the values of the company lined up with what I would like to see in a potential employer.
There’s so much that has happened in my life, but I suppose an update on the anorexia is in order. I’m not free from it. Not yet. But I’m getting there. Sort of. It’s a very strange road. Since being in treatment this summer, I’ve thought less and less about food and calories. But, because I’ve been so busy, I’ve found more and more reasons not to eat. So, even though it’s consuming less of my mind, I’m still losing weight, and my team is upset at this point. I’ve lost 7 pounds since treatment this summer, which, over a month and a half, isn’t terrible. It’s not good, but at least it’s not extreme. Currently I’m 112.2 lbs, which is still underweight for 5’7”, but again, not terrible. I have no time to work out, so I think that’s what’s slowing the weight loss, which is good. If I was working out on top of everything I’m already doing, I just wouldn’t have any time to sleep. Not cool.
Anyway, I’m quite exhausted, so I’m going to go to bed. Sassy kitten is doing well, and she’s snuggling with my roommate right now. :-)
I’ll leave you with a picture of my boyfriend. Because I’m so blessed by him and the support he gives me.
Hugs! Lots of love and smiles! <3