Week 3: Family

So I know I’m going a little out of order, but Week 2 is still a work in progress. I’m letting my OCD go a little bit and am not doing things exactly as I’m supposed to! 😛 I’m also insanely tired, so we’ll see if this makes any sense when I’m done!

When you hear the word “family,” everyone has different pictures that come up. But I think everyone can agree that family, for better or worse, are the crazy people in your life you’re kind of stuck with. No family would be complete without a little (hopefully just a healthy amount) of drama and that one crazy relative (if you aren’t sure who it is, it might be time for some self-reflection…)!

Now my family and I haven’t/don’t always see eye-to-eye. In fact, there have been some downright awful times, but I think anyone can say that. That being said, I wouldn’t be who I am today without my family. The pushing and hours spent working ahead on schoolwork made me really care about my education, which has allowed me to do some great things. The chores and other awful things I had to do growing up (such as making dinner once a week or keeping my room clean – how cruel!) made me the responsible, almost annoyingly independent person that I am. And that list could go on.

My family is by no means perfect – and I don’t want this to seem like I’m bashing on them! There are things that all of us could have done differently during my lifetime that might have made things a bit smoother. But that makes it part of the journey. I’m grateful to have grown up the way I did. I had everything a little girl could need/want. My parents always worked hard to give us the best life and for that I’m grateful. I was blessed in that we were able to go on fun vacations, and I could dance on troupe. They are helping support my education and because of that I’ll be able to come out of school without millions of dollars in debt (an exaggeration, I know, but, seriously! College is expensive!!). I don’t always say it, but thank you.

On a completely unrelated note….

I alluded awhile back about how I had something big I was working on. I know it’s kind of early and nothing is set in stone yet, but I’m just so excited, so I have to share!! I’m in the process of getting an eating disorder support group started on campus!!! It’s something that would’ve been so incredibly helpful for me a few years ago. I met a girl in treatment that went to K-State, and we were talking about how there really isn’t much as far as support, which sucked. So I’m taking matters into my own hands! I had the idea a while ago, but I wanted to make sure I was really ready for it, and I think I am!

It’s still super early in the planning process – as in I’ve reached out to a few agencies to see if we’d have their support and am waiting on responses. But anyone that knows me knows I make things happen! Especially things I’m really passionate about! I’ll continue to keep y’all posted, but this is totally happening! The woman I talked with in Counseling said she doesn’t often see the excitement and passion that I have, so, while it’s going to be a challenge, she’s completely on board! Yahoo!!!


2 thoughts on “Week 3: Family

  1. Again, well written and very thoughtful. By the way, OCD is an affliction I share. I am fastidious about correct grammar and I nit-pick about proper procedure. It’s good to read about sharing your gifts to get a support group started.

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  2. Again, well written and very thoughtful. By the way, OCD is an affliction I share. I am fastidious about correct grammar and I nit-pick about proper procedure. It’s good to read about sharing your gifts to get a support group started.

    Like

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