“Turns out, that was not in the cards for me. I didn’t want to put in the work. I wanted to cheat the system. Changing my ways short term to ultimately get better mentally and physically didn’t seem worth it. I wasted so many years trying to cheat my way out of fully healing.
But, all that avoidance, stubbornness, and unwillingness to work only landed me deeper in my disorder. There are no escalators on the climb to recovery… only stairs. You cannot wait around for the elevator that does not even exist… you just have to hike up your boots and start climbing.” (Brooke Heberling, Recovery Warriors)