Thank YOU!

October 26, 2016 in About Me

Hi guys and happy Wednesday! Been a bit since I’ve blogged. Midterms got the best of me and the blog just wasn’t my priority. I love writing and blogging so much so it sucks when I just don’t get the time! 

I hope you’ve all been having a good week and if you have midterms, I hope you’re surviving and not having two drink 20 liters of coffee to do so. 

Anyways, going to getting all mushy and gushy today because I feel it’s appropriate with some recent things in my life lately. And it’s my blog so I can talk about my feelings. (writing about them is easier anyways 😛 )

Lately I’ve been feeling just so so blessed. The support I get from those who read this blog makes my heart full. Knowing that I am impacting people in a positive way has the ability to put the biggest smile on my face. 

I hate to talk about myself, and I hate coming across as cocky or that I am bragging; so I don’t like to share my accomplishments or talk about my blog to others. But I definitely think it’s something I need to work on. Being proud of myself and sharing what I achieved with others shouldn’t come across as boastful, and that is something I need to keep reminding myself of. 

Last week I was in my school’s newspaper for this blog. I got asked to be interviewed for the paper and to speak about this blog, and I was so honored that this girl even wanted to interview me. 

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I often forget that I write on a website, and that anyone has the ability to read this website. I don’t know who is reading it or who I am helping. I don’t like to keep track of the stats and how many views I am getting, because that is not why I blog. I don’t blog for money or for the purpose of getting recognized. I write and I blog because I love it- it truly makes me happy. 

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One of my best friends asked if she could do her Odyssey article on me as well. She talked about my blog and shared snippets from the things I wrote or the captions I have posted on Instagram. Reading the article almost brought me to tears. All of the support I have been receiving lately is such a huge reminder and wake-up call to me that kindness goes a long way, and that God is so good. I am blessed to have this blog and I am blessed to be able to do something that I love. And sometimes I lose sight of that in all aspects of my life and how thankful I should be for the smallest things. 

(https://www.theodysseyonline.com/words-from-eating-disorder-survivor)- The article my friend wrote! 

Sometimes I just stop in the middle of the day or in the craziest hours of the night and am so amazed at this life I created for myself and every single opportunity I’ve been given. I’m amazed that this blog has grown into something so big; bigger than I would have ever imagined it to be. I am humbled that people look up to me and that I am able to inspire people out there fighting their own demons. I created this life for myself that I love and I am just so freaking happy I didn’t give up and that I still don’t give up on hard days.I’m so blessed that i’m given these incredible opportunities and that people even recognize what i do with this blog. 

So I guess this is a thank you to all of you who read this. Thanks for following my journey. For listening to my rambles on mental health. For allowing me to share my story with recovery from anorexia and the obstacles I overcame. Thank you for reading and thank you for supporting me!

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me being awkward even though I don’t even have to try 

Thank you guys for being you and for being so dang awesomeeee. I’m so grateful for all of ya! I hope you have a fantastic Wednesday friends. 🙂

xoxo

Lyss<3

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38 Comments

  • Reply steph October 26, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Thank you Alyssa. I will never ever 4get what happened and the struggle you went through. I never thought you would make it, but you did and look at you now!!!!!
    love you

    • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      aw mom thank U! love ya lots

  • Reply Mackenzie October 26, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Alyssa! Thank YOU sweet girl. You are amazing and inspirational in every single way. I admire you beyond words. Thanks for always being real. You are truly changing lives <3

    • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      That means so so much to me Mackenzie, Thank you for your kind words love!!

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It October 26, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I LOVE YOU. The article was beautifully written and so powerful. Every day I am so thankful that I was able to become friends with you through blogging and share similar values and beliefs! You inspire me every single day and I am so lucky to have you in my life!!! <3 Let's save the world together! xo
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    • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      I am so so thankful that we became friends too girl. You are such a positive light in my life!! love you tonssss <3

  • Reply Taylor October 26, 2016 at 11:36 am

    You are amazing!! You are truly such an inspiration and a breath of fresh air! I am so glad I found your blog and get to follow your journey! xoxoxo
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    • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      thank you SO much Taylor!! I am so happy I stumbled across your blog as well <3

  • Reply Caroline October 26, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Congrats!!! I’m so glad you’re getting to see some of the rewards for your labor. You are doing a FABULOUS job and your message is an important one. Recently one of my friends came to me with her struggles with an eating disorder and having multiple blogs and resources to refer her to made me so thankful that she trusted me, and that I had people I trusted to refer her to for that everyday kind of friendly support that she needs.
    Also, I totally understand the busy-ness with midterms. I fell off the face of the planet for about a month. Take care of yourself boo! Much love!!!
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    • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      aw that is so so amazing about your friend!!

      And thank you so much Caroline for all your support. I am so happy I stumbled across your blog girl. You are such a breath of fresh air! <3 ya!!

  • Reply Maddy October 26, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    YAY I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! I remember when you first started this blog and i can’t believe how much it’s grown and how incredible it is! AND HOW INCREDIBLE YOU ARE TOO <3

    • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      aw girl you are so incredible as well!! Miss you and hope you are doing well friend <3

  • Reply Melanie October 26, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    This is so awesome Alyssa! You have helped so many people and I know your blog will continue to grow!! Thank YOU for sharing your story and spreading awareness about eating disorders. <3

    • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      Aw Melanie, thank YOU for reading girl!! <3 <3

  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot October 26, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Congrats!! You so deserve the recognition! Sounds like youre on fire this school year! 😀
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    • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      thank you Heather. You are so sweet <3 I hope your week is going well!!

  • Reply Sarah October 26, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Congrats Lyss! You so deserve it! I saw the Odyssey article on Facebook, and I was like OMG that’s my girl!

    • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      awwww Sarah!! I am so thankful for you, and that I met you through blogging girl!

  • Reply Susie @ SuzLyfe October 26, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    You are such a sweetheart. I am with you. I often forget that my thoughts are really going out there into the interwebs. Though of course I know that they are–why else would I work so hard on my informational posts? But the personal posts… they come straight from me. For better or worse.
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    • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      I think that’s why we have the tendency to connect more to the personal posts. They are so real and raw- they come straight from the heart, and they show immense strength. Your posts inspire me daily Susie! You’re like my blogging big sis hehe. <3 yaaa

  • Reply rachel @ athletic avocado October 26, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    No THANK YOU for being such an awesome blogger and person! Your posts always blow me away! God has given you so much talent and you sure use it for good 🙂
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    • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      God has given YOU so much talent as well love!! Thank you for your encouragement and kind words <3

  • Reply Stephanie Leduc October 26, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Girl, thank YOU! You are a breath of fresh air in every way possible, keep up your amazing work, what you do comes from the heart and it is crazy inspiring.

    • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      aw Steph 🙂 YOU are so so sweet. I am thankful to have you as a blogging friend girl!! So much love <3

  • Reply Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar October 27, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Oh my goodness! That’s so awesome that your friend was able to share your story in that way. Congrats!
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    • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      Thank you so much Joyce!!

  • Reply Emily October 27, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Lyss, that TOTALLY gave me the BIGGEST smile to see you featured in those articles; you are an amazing friend and sister in the Lord. Thank you for pointing me back to why I blog too!!! <3 Your smile lights up so so many lives.
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    • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      as are you girl!! Thank you for all your support, love, and prayers, You are amazingggg!

  • Reply Lynne October 27, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Lyss, I have always said you are amazing. You are so inspiring. Congrats my friend, and for sure, keep on being you, and doing what you do. You are an inspiration to all. x
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    • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      Aw Lynee- that means so much to me. Thank you for being so supportive and for all of your kind words!

  • Reply Megan Hallier October 27, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    That’s so exciting Lyss. You are awesome! Keep up the good work, it is amazing who will read your story and be inspired by the posts you write.
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    • Reply Alyssa October 30, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      aw Megan- thank you so much. I am so thankful to have connected with you through blogging!

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law October 27, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    You are amazing, Lyss! You should be so INCREDIBLY proud of yourself – and I am so proud of you too! Keep on sharing your story and keep inspiring others to live their best life! <3
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    • Reply Alyssa October 30, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      Thank you so much Kristy. I am so grateful for your support and love!!

  • Reply Edye October 28, 2016 at 3:41 am

    I am so proud of how far you’ve come! You’re spreading such a great message of self love and positivity through your blog. You’re such an inspiration! *hugs* <3
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    • Reply Alyssa October 30, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      Aw Edye, thank you! I am so proud of how far you have come as well 🙂

  • Reply Liv @ Healthy Liv October 29, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Wow so sweet that your friends have been so supportive and encouraging you with your blog! And so cool that you ended up in the school paper…that’s awesome!
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    • Reply Alyssa October 30, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you so much Liv!! <3 <3

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