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Here's to Two Years of Tears, Smiles, Snacks, Boosts, Hugs and Blog Posts

We're celebrating Anorexics Who Cook's second anniversary today! This is a bitter sweet milestone in that I am impressed by my dedication to the cathartic and oftentimes challenging process of writing honestly and in raw detail about my recovery. I am proud of the way my writing and understanding of my anorexia have continued to evolve over the years and my increasing ability to communicate about the emotions that are central to the ED. At the same time I am sad that I still need this space to make sense of the recovery process - I thought things would move more quickly; I thought it would be easier to "let it go." Wow - that naivete was so 2010. Today, in order to celebrate the hope I have for the next few years I'll publish a list of quotes. Think of these as party favors; random trinkets I'm sharing with you in hopes that on your difficult days you'll find one hiding in your coat pocket or under the nearest Kleenex box just waiting to bring with it a glimmer of hope. I'm not usually into inspiration, but I do keep a list of my favorite tidbits of wisdom inside the cover of my journals. Keep the morsels that you can relate to and start your own collection."Every noble work is at first impossible" -Thomas Carlyle"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt"People cry, not because they are weak. It's because they have been too strong for too long.""You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself." -English proverb"To unpathed waters, undreamed shores." -Shakespeare"Hope is the dream of a man awake." -French Proverb"Thoughts rule the world." -Emerson"They can because they think they can." -Virgil"There is no education like adversity." -Disraeli"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?" -Van Gough"Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is." -Radmacher"Remember that time waits for no one." -Souza"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -Maya Angelou"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you." -Emerson"The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage." -Thucydides"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those whose matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties." -Amiel"Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -Eleanor Roosevelt"Don't wait. The time will never be just right." -Napoleon Hill"Do one thing every day that scares you." -Eleanor Roosevelt"It is our choices that show what we truly are." - Harry PotterAs always, thanks for reading, commenting and continuing to support my recovery though Anorexics Who Cook.