do you think God ever gets sad like “what do you mean you don’t love yourself i worked so hard on you….”
…why is this so uplifting
How I have been practically absent for the past months and I still have most of the same followers. You guys are amazing.
Big things to come!
I hope this question isn't too personal or weird, but I am leaving to study abroad in Rome very soon and I am also recovering from an eating disorder. I know that I am strong enough in my recovery to go, but I'm still worried about eating and exercising while abroad. Any advice? Again, my apologies if this question is too intrusive.
I am sooo sorry that I have not answered this before today! Questions like this are never too intrusive. I’m open to helping others in any way I can. My life has gotten pretty hectic, so I have been absent from my blog for a while. Again, I apologize.
Since I don’t know when this question was asked, I hope that you didn’t let your ED, or recovery, stop you from taking advantage of a wonderful opportunity! I can only give you my experience, and I am in no way able to assess your own situation, but if you have been cleared and you feel comfortable enough to go, GO! Traveling and studying abroad completely changed my life, the way I see the world and myself, and my art. I can only hope, and expect, that it will do the same for you.
Don’t worry too much about eating while abroad. Italy has AMAZING food everywhere, and it’s pretty easy to get a good balanced meal for relatively cheap. Also, if you have access to storing/refrigerating food, try to cook your own meals when possible. It helps you make sure you’re getting a good balance of (extremely fresh) foods, and will definitely help you save money. It’s also a good idea to have potlucks with other friends. You’ll be able to eat a great variety of meals, socialize, and again, save money!
As far as exercising, to be honest, I didn’t do too much while I was there. Let me rephrase: the amount of walking you will do will definitely feel like enough exercise! Of course, I had friends that went for runs through the city/park/along the river. One even brought Insanity to do in her apartment! If that’s something you want to do, by all means, go for it. In my experience, I was much more interested in using my time to explore the cities, than obsessing over how many miles I logged.
I hope this helps, regardless of when you’re going! If you read this, please let me know how the trip is going/went! Buon divertimento e buona fortuna!