Nat, 19: Proud Canadian, Mountain Biker, Mining Engineer, Fully Recovered.
What are your necklaces?
Oh my I’m so happy you asked because they’re the most favourite things in my possession! I wear two necklaces all the time.
The first is a little pendant of a mountain with a trail coming down it- it’s from a tiny art gallery in the town nearest to my cabin. My brother gave it to me for my 19th birthday.
The second is a tiny bike, which my dad bought for me shortly after my 3rd hospital trip when I had just begun the slow crawl into recovery mode. I haven’t taken it off since. It used to remind me why I was recovering (to be able to ride my bike mostly) but today it’s more of a reminder of where I’ve come from and how unstoppable I can be if I put my mind to it. :)
I might be drunk (or hammered). Stumbling into my apartment at 2AM while my parents are visiting me is probably the most awkward thing ever.
I had the best night at a country themed party I’m now the master of line dancin and two steppin! (And mayhaps kissing my dance partners…)
How would you define "recovered"?
Alright so I’m pretty sure you can Google an “official” list of defining recovered, so instead I’ll just give you an idea of my regular life.
Recovered means knowing that you have healthy Greek yogurt and fruit in your fridge, but going to the nearest cafe for a bagel with cream cheese because that’s what you really want for breakfast today. It means exercise isn’t about the calories burned but feeling yourself sweat and get stronger. It means going grocery shopping and not giving a fuck about nutrition labels. It means making impromptu plans. It means going to get super greasy burgers, fries and milkshakes because your best buddy is sad and he needs to be cheered up. It means being able to look in the mirror and say “DAYUM do I look fine or what?” It also means that when you don’t feel so fine, you recognise that its just a feeling that will pass and you don’t need to starve yourself to improve your self esteem. It means having the confidence to be your best self, to be a leader, to hit on guys, to be in front of crowds. It means knowing you are happy with yourself in every single sense. Do I think about food a lot? Yes. But I think about the boss-ass spaghetti and meatballs I’m gonna make for dinner, not about eating numbers. It means I have the energy to get out of bed, to get grades that are 20 YES 20 percent higher than when I was sick. It means being social, having friends outside of the MFP app on your phone. It means not stressing out about going up a size in jeans. It’s about confidence and being you and being HAPPY.
That doesn’t really do justice but it’s my best attempt.
CAN YOU STOP BEING SO AWESOME, SERIOUSLY!? YOU MY LITTLE FUCKER ARE FUCKING GORGEOUS (INSIDE AND OUT). post this publicly so i can brag about you! I HATE THAT YOU AND PATRICK LIVE SO FAR CUZ I WANNA GO OUT IN THE WILD NAKED OR SOMETHING IDK(?) I THINK ALL 3 OF US SHOULD LIKE RUN AROUND THE WOODS IN OUR BIRTHDAY SUITS THEN LIKE CLIMB A VOLCANO OR SOME SHIT. OK IM WEIRD BUT THAT WOULD BE RAD! OK ANYWAYS NAT YOU ARE FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC AND I KINDA LOVE YOU...A LOT.
Posted by request from Tori, ladies and gents. ;)
First ever attempt at slam poetry. I’d love to hear some feedback because I’m thinking of performing it in front of 100+ of my peers next week.
I know I need to fix things like delivery but hey its my first time doing anything remotely artsy.
THANKS GUYS. I HOPE YOU ENJOY :)
Yo guys if I awkwardly post some slam poetry on here will you watch it/give me your opinion on it?
I’m thinking of performing it at my university next week…