When I was a little girl, I was asked, “if I had a genie in a bottle, what wish would I wish for?” I had wished to be in thin. The little girl inside me believed that being thin would give me all the things I dreamed of, health, happiness, a husband, a good job, travel and friends.
Ironically, I already had all these things before I became thin. In fact, I nearly lost them all.
There is a misconception that if we are thin, it will lead to the ultimate dream life. It is not surprising really that we think this. We are sold the message that thinness leads to health and happiness.
For me, and for many others, pursuing thinness meant losing our health and happiness. It made me the sickest I have ever been in my life.
It is only when we let go of chasing the thin dream that we can finally focus on the things that make us truly happy,