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Kristan

25 year old student
BSc. Psychology and Mental Health
Current Social Work student
Gay
Feminist

Recovery is tough. PTSD, Borderline PD, and an eating disorder. Even though I finished intensive outpatient almost 3 years ago I continue to struggle. No matter how bad the struggle gets I keep my feet planted on the path to recovery.

This is my record of the good days and the bad, the highs and the lows.

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24 April 14
It’s horrible when your heart is somewhere your body is not.
— (via kvtes)

(Source: iceages)

Reblogged: hyacinth-lady

Posted: 12:14 AM
Notice the people who are happy for your happiness, and sad for your sadness. They’re the ones who deserve special places in your heart.
— (via arabarabarab)

(Source: moeyhashy)

Reblogged: collegeluving

Posted: 12:06 AM
Let us pray for the courage roaring
in your colosseum chest,
that it stays hungry and that it wins.

Reblogged: softletters

Posted: 12:02 AM
humansofnewyork:

"It’s important to forgive.""Who do you have the hardest time forgiving?""Myself."

humansofnewyork:

"It’s important to forgive."
"Who do you have the hardest time forgiving?"
"Myself."

Reblogged: humansofnewyork

22 April 14
This is so perfect

This is so perfect

(Source: l-i-ll-i-a-n-a)

Reblogged: thenextrightthing

Posted: 5:13 PM

Updates?

I haven’t been posting much. I guess that’s because I haven’t had a lot to say. Without school around everything just seems easier. There’s a minimal level of stress in my life and that’s awesome given how unbelievable the last few weeks of school were. It feels really great. I guess this is what feeling relaxed feels like lol. 

Things are moving forward with school for the fall. The future roommate and I are going to look at a pretty great apartment in a few days (keep your fingers crossed for us!) and once that’s done it’ll just be getting myself and all my crap back to Toronto. I can’t wait. I love it here but I really miss Toronto.

I guess things have been going pretty well lately. I can’t really complain about much and even the things that bug me just kind of roll away because I don’t want to dwell on them. I just want fun times right now. I think I finally understand what my therapist was trying to say the last time I was there when he told me that I was choosing to be angry. It didn’t make sense then (and it still doesn’t make a ton of sense) but I can feel myself letting go of things. I can be angry or sad or frustrated or whatever the case may be for a period of time and then I can drop it or focus elsewhere for a while. It’s kinda awesome. 

Long story short, I feel pretty fucking great about things. 

**13 weeks self-harm free** (I want a medal. That’s over 3 months! GO ME!!)

Tags: SI
19 April 14
New hair!

New hair!

Tags: life bailey me
17 April 14
There’s a paradox in thinking that you’re better than other girls, when your whole reason for feeling that way is because you think your gender is so inherently inferior that you want to dis-identify with being a girl altogether.

More Than Words: Tomboys R Us

THIS whenever some girl brags about being “one of the boys” or says something like “I’m not like other girls, I LOVE [stereotypically masculine thing].”

(via giraffodill)

(Source: autostraddle.com)

Reblogged: becauseiamawoman

Posted: 12:11 PM
fuckyeahtoronto:

peterfromtexas: Meanwhile in Toronto

fuckyeahtoronto:

peterfromtexas: Meanwhile in Toronto

Reblogged: fuckyeahtoronto

Posted: 12:06 PM
memeguy-com:

Spring Never forget

memeguy-com:

Spring Never forget

Reblogged: 51n7hu

Posted: 11:55 AM
pasilaly:

my new favourite t shirt designed by me

pasilaly:

my new favourite t shirt designed by me

Reblogged: ramblingsofanadvocate

16 April 14

17yr:

“hey im emotionally unstable and not good at texting do u wanna date me”

*awkward wink* 

Reblogged: ramblingsofanadvocate

14 April 14

Anonymous asked: Sucks that the treatment program didn't work out. Can you share when the program ran (times, frequency)? I looked it up online and was wondering if that would work for me.

hey! I can share what I remember from the orientation. So, once you’re referred you go on the list and then to a 3 hour orientation which is mostly filling out treatment questionnaires. Should that go well (it did not for me lol) you move on to the group. It’s one group, once a week for a minimum of 6 months. If at the 6 month point (when the group wraps up) you still need additional support there are some other groups (I think one was relapse prevention focused and one was body image). I want to say the weekly group was 2 hours. The one that’s happening right now was on Thursday from 4 (or 4:30) until 6pm. The program itself sounded really useful and great. Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any more questions and I can try to answer them. Best of luck to you :)

Posted: 6:03 PM
Tomorrow could be the someday you’ve been waiting for.

— William Chapman (via guy)

GREAT AND NOW I AM CRYING THANKS TUMBLR

(via mydrunkkitchen)

(Source: williamchapmanwritings)

Reblogged: mydrunkkitchen

13 April 14

Reblogged: textsfromthexfiles

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh