one year ago today, i got on a plane and went to SAFE. one year ago, i was one person and now i’m another. i am healthier, i am happier, i am stronger. i didn’t get to the point i’m at all by myself, but every time i chose not to injure has been my choice. i chose me for me. i made that happen and i take full ownership of that.
making healthier choices would not have been possible without SAFE, however. i learned to be that other person that i am today. i learned to care about me and to make choices that were for me. i learned to live my life on the outside, not the inside. i learned to reach out and to talk honestly, no holds barred. i finally became the person i was meant to be. it was hard to find me because i’d been hidden all those years, but i’m here now and i am not going away.
to kristy, suja and especially lauren: thank you for everything you did for me. thank you to matt and sarah, my favorite techs. you have all influenced my life and i am truly grateful. thank you from the bottom of my heart!
and since i go incognito around here, i’ll help you out and tell you i’m juelie. it’s the extra “e” that might help you remember me.