Emerging from the shadow

 

For me, this photo captures the essence of recovery. After living in the “shadow” of an eating disorder for so long, this image signifies us taking those first invaluable steps on the road to recovery. The sun reflecting off the surrounding sand represents both the support of our loves ones guiding us through this turbulent time, as well as hope for the future and a life free from our eating disorder. We just have to keep on taking those baby steps and one day there’ll be no shadow left to walk in, just ourselves, the reas us, stronger and healthier than ever before. It also brings a favourite quote of mine to mind: “Whenever you feel like giving up on recovery, remember how far you’ve already come”