I’m on my way to bucket list no. 14, Baby.
I have been planning to start an advocacy, and I openly told it on September 1 as part of my bucket list.
So I’ve been planning on starting a brand new community where people of all ages may get together to help each other in dealing eating disorders and depression.
Starting this isn’t easy at all. I’m doing my research and it’s really shocking how so many women are starving themselves because they think they aren’t beautiful in society’s definition. The numbers for suicides each day all over the world is quite high too.
Truth be told, I’ve been through eating disorder, depression and a whole lot of self-denial before (the eating disorder part happens before I gain weight and decided to lose some in a healthier way. See for my blog post) I’ve been through a lot of hell and fight a lot more inner demons than you can imagine.
And to that experience, here’s the simple truths I’ve learned:
1.) It’s a disorder. Even depression is a kind of disorder. You can’t just tell a person to “get over it and be happy.” It’s not that simple. And I really wish it is.
2.) A talk with people who listen and understand will save you big time. Those who have been following me on tumblr may read that certain post entitled “Honest Hour” a few months ago. I stated there how I did my suicide plan and how I almost do it if it hadn’t been to that one person who called me. After that, I’ve talked to people who’s been in my case and tried to build myself again.
3.) Lastly, it takes time. As I’ve always said, it’s not that simple. I’m still in the process of healing and building myself. And other times, I think I’m going back to my old self. But self-discipline, meditation, wishful thinking, and a whole lot of cigarettes saves me (please, don’t try the cigarette part. I’m trying to quit in here.)
Virtual Diet Cokes will start as an online community for people who suffered and is still suffering what I suffered. That way, I could listen, understand, give sound advice, and hopefully save some lives.
So please, do support this. Your support counts. 🙂