Friday, 5 December 2014

Scholarship Evening

As I've mentioned before on this blog, I was awarded a scholarship this year for my volunteering efforts, both online and in the real world. It was mostly for blog posts for Youngminds, B-eat and then working with Mindfull and supporting a local mental health group throughout my second year. Oh and then Thailand this summer too!

Anyway, enough of that.. tonight was the presentation evening, so for the first time in 5 months, I straightened my hair and applied a face of makeup (being a woman is so difficult sometimes..) and put on a dress so that I could be presented with a scholarship from Professor Tanya Byron!

My Mum and brother came up from home to see the ceremony, which was really lovely as I've not seen them since September. Upon arrival we were greeted with a glass of fizz to celebrate the evening, and shortly after we'd finished, we went for a meal which included a shared chocolate brownie ice cream sundae :-)

It takes a lot for me to be proud of myself, but tonight I actually am. I think there may always be a part of my mind that niggles away, questioning every decision I make regarding food, but I celebrated properly tonight because I can. I wanted to go to the awards evening tonight, looking healthy. I want to be an inspiration to people, to be someone people come to for advice, a role model and most importantly, I want to be able to use my experiences to help others recover. In order to do that, I have to be completely healthy which includes enjoying social occasions/celebrations. 

So tonight, that's what I did!


Helen G said...

oh wow, you've done so much inspiring work! well done you

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ps. win £660+ worth of beauty products in my xmas giveaway! click here

Josie said...

Aw yay, you got it! You should be SO proud, I bet your family are too. I'm glad you enjoyed your night and that it included that chocolate sundae! x

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