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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sanguine SeaWorld Saturday!

Happy Saturday my friends. :)

Well, I have what I think is great news -- in the next couple of weeks, I'm moving! Adam and I have now confirmed that we have a place in Caboolture, which is way on the North side of Brisbane, almost on the Sunshine Coast. It's a two bedroom ground floor unit in a secure complex that has a pool, and I'm thrilled. We're just waiting on them fixing something up so we can move in. :D

Today's is a quick post as we're off to SeaWorld for the day. :)

Success Stories:
Still no self harm!
I stood up to my fear and went on a ride I've wanted to go on for years. As it turned out, I didn't like it and won't be doing it again, but I still stood up to that fear!
I set boundaries with a friend and stuck to them.
I've been working on telling myself that I look good.
I talked to my doctor and because I was well prepared, I got the medication I wanted prescribed to me.
I'm taking my new medicine appropriately.
Been getting lots of decluttering done and throwing out lots of things I don't need.
Threw out several SI tools.
I also threw out stuff I was holding onto from my wedding -- not because I felt like I "had" to, but because I honestly didn't want it anymore.
I swallowed my pride and asked my mother for a loan so I can attend my brother's wedding. She's thinking about it.

Gratitudes/Happy Things:
Pocket Frogs (iPhone game)
Good friends

Challenge and cheer-leading statements:
I look great!
It's okay to make healthy choices for myself.
It's okay to do things that other people don't approve of, too. It's my life I'm living, not theirs!
I have strength, determination and persistence. If I set my mind to this, I CAN do it.
I don't have to be perfect. If I make a mistake, people will still care about me.
Even if I don't feel it, who I am really is 'enough'. I don't have to make up for it.

Take care of yourselves until next time, and may we all find our own small fences along the way.


  1. Wow. I am so proud of you! You are making great progress, and I'm thrilled to see that it's not Adam-based, if you know what I mean. You're setting boundaries and working through things for YOU, and that's the important thing. He seems to be good for you, though, and I'm very glad. Keep on keeping on :)

  2. Hi there, what a wonderful, encouraging blog post! I am also recovering from years of self harm, and reading this only reaffirms my strength. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I find that reading others' stories has really helped me. The more I learn, the more prepared I feel. I also found some really practical advice at, if you're interested. I hope to read more from you soon. Your positive energy is doing so much for so many people, I'm sure.

  3. Hey, haven't seen you around lately. I'm hoping and praying that's a positive thing! I send good thoughts your way when I think of you. Take care :)

  4. Missing you, Chrysalis. :-( Hope you are okay xxx P