Hi.  I’m S.  I’m a 21-year old university student living in the midwest.  I spend a lot of time reading and writing papers, but I spend almost zero time writing for fun, for reflection, for clarity, or just to remember.  So, thats what FlowerJournal is all about.

I get completely wrapped-up in my day: the work I have to do, my worries, my schedule, that I almost never stop and think.  I hate it when a whole week passes and I haven’t spent any time reflecting on how I feel, how I’m doing emotionally, how my relationships are going, what I’m excited about, and what I fear.  For me, its just too easy to let life slip by without a thought, just rushing, stressing, and planning the days away.  I feel like its time I do something to slow myself down.

I split my time between my school work, my job at an elementary school, spending time with my friends, having fun with M, going to church, running, cooking, and yoga-ing.

I also spend several hours each week actively working towards complete recovery from an eating disorder (ED) that I developed when I was 18.  I spend time one-on-one with a counselor, and time alone journaling and reading about ED and how to cope.  This is by no means an ED-recovery site…but from time to time ED topics will pop up because that struggle is a huge part of my day-to-day life and shapes who I am.

I could go on about my hobbies, my family, my likes and dislikes, but I’m sure I’ll get to all of that soon enough.

I hope you stumble upon an interesting thought, a tasty recipe, something that makes you laugh, or simply  makes you say “Really? Me too!”

Happy Reading.



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