one year

It’s almost my one year anniversary since discharging from Renfrew’s residential center, where I was located for two months.  A LOT has changed. I look back at myself before the onset of my anorexia and during it, and I cannot recognize that person. I mean, I can; but it is someone extremely different from meContinue reading “one year”

social media/instagram cleanse

I know everyone says this, but the screen time on my phone has become absolutely baffling; honestly, it makes me sick to my stomach. Almost every time I go on Instagram, it ends up leaving me in a worse headspace than I initially had before logging on— and yet, the detrimental cycle inevitably continues. WhetherContinue reading “social media/instagram cleanse”

a philosophical approach to anxiety

Hello! This quarantine has been incredibly stressful for everyone. People have been struggling to sustain themselves both physically (job, food/supplies, etc.) and mentally.  For me, almost the entirety of quarantine has been filled with terrible anxiety and worry. I needed an outlet for my stress, and so I poured it into preparation for my APContinue reading “a philosophical approach to anxiety”

Update/Quasi-Recovery

Apologies for my extended absence! I’ve been really caught up with life, and living it to its fullest. I have been so joyful, so confident in myself, and so grateful for everything. Thank you family, friends, and peers, for being such amazing influences! I love you more than anything; I am incredibly lucky to beContinue reading “Update/Quasi-Recovery”

Welcome!

There is no magic cure, no making it go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore. — Laurie Halse Anderson As said on the homepage, I am Maria Hromcenco, a 10th-grader and recovering anorexic. Please subscribe to get notifications for my posts!Continue reading “Welcome!”