I got my first tattoo yesterday.
It says ‘just last the year’, a line from the Bon Iver song Skinny Love. That song really saved my life, and it was really all I listened to in grade 11 when my eating disorder was really bad, so that song always has a special place in my heart. I got it this month kind of in celebration of me being self-harm free for a full year. It’s also been two years since I was diagnosed with my anorexia, and since I began treatment and started on my road to recovery. It’s been a long and hard road and it’s had a lot of ups and downs and I’ve struggled a lot. But I am so happy to say that I’ve made it this far, and even though I have a long way to go still I am proud of how far I have come. I’m looking forward to many more years to last through.