Thank you!

15 Jun

I wanted to thank you all for the outpouring of comments on my post yesterday.  I have to admit, I had some trepidation after I hit the publish button – but once again, the crafting community suprised me!  I’ve been involved in many different internet communities, but never one that was as supportive and generally positive as ours.

I don’t find it easy to share things about myself.  I seem to always have other people sharing their troubles with me (not that I mind – I’m a good listener!) but I find it almost impossible to give the same treatment back.  But I can write it down and share it with the whole internet – go figure!  I think it’s the leftover bits of shyness I have.  I used to be so very shy… I used to have to talk myself into phone calls by writing out a script!  These days, I find conversation to be much easier, but I still only share things about with my close friends (and parties still make me nervous – some things never change!)

I especially thank those of you who shared your stories with me – both on the blog and in private emails.  I’m at a bit of a loss of words (unusual for me these days!) to express how touched I was, both by your support of my situation, and your willingness to share your own experiences.  I’m going to try to get back to everyone, but it’s going to take a few days, so I wanted to post a public thank you first.

I could not have imagined, when I started this blog, (now almost five years ago!) the impact it would have on my life.  I believe that I am a better person for it, and you have all been part of that journey – so again, thank you!


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7 Responses to “Thank you!”

  1. sarah {The Student Knitter} June 16, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    Always a pleasure. :)

  2. CottageFairy June 16, 2011 at 8:04 am #

    And thank you! I’ve loved your blog for a long time and appreciate each post you write!

  3. Laurie Myer June 16, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    I’m new to your blog–but so glad I’ve found it! Your last blog validates blogging in a whole new way–I’m convinced (evidenced by 81 responses! ;) that your words accomplished a LOT of good–just getting the topic out there in such a friendly, vulnerable way allows us all to confront our own “stuff.” Last thing–you are a beautiful young woman–kudos for ditching the scale!

  4. Sarah June 16, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    Thank you for writing about such a personal and important topic. Thank you for being brave enough to share. :)

  5. Elizabeth June 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    It was a great post. I just read it today. I can totally relate to your body dysmorphia issues. Especially since I come from a performing background. The need to be thin can almost me desperate at times. Let’s not even talk about age and having babies wreaking havoc on your figure! I agree that sewing is a much needed salve to body issues. I do still have a twinge of self hate though at the sewing sizes sometimes though.

  6. Clarissa June 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    You are so brave for having shared! Thank you. I meant to post on the last post, but time got away from me. :)

  7. Regina June 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    i’ve been struggling my whole life with this very issue…eating disorders are all about control. when you start talking about them, the secret is out and it doesn’t have the same control as it does when it’s a secret. good stuff, you are not alone!

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