Today marks the beginning of a beautiful journey. A journey I never would have known without you, Jenni.
Honored, grateful & truly blessed to say I have officially accepted an internship to work alongside my biggest role model and source of inspiration, Jenni Schaefer. Jenni is an extremely influential figure in the field of eating disorder recovery, and is the woman responsible for lighting the match to the flame in my soul. Jenni's books - Life Without Ed & Goodbye Ed, Hello Me - were the only words I could relate to during my hospitalization, and served as my biggest source of motivation to rediscover the girl I was before this illness consumed me. Jenni is continuing her work as a published author, motivational speaker and eating disorder awareness advocate. I will be spending this upcoming summer by her side in Austin, Texas. There are no words to express my utter disbelief regarding how my world has truly come full circle, but I will try to do it justice by saying thank you, Jenni, for this opportunity. Thank you for providing the steady foundation I needed to build myself back up when I could no longer stand on my own, and thank you for being the glue that pieced my fragile body back together when I was incapable of doing it myself. I cannot wait to begin this new chapter with you, and work together to help our fellow ED warriors discover their strength and beauty. Just like you did for me. Let's see what life holds in store for us next.