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Sunday, October 18, 2009


As I prepare for a potential discharge from the EDU, I decided I wanted to beautify and revamp FromHereToThereInPurple. I believe this urge arose from my desire for a new outlook on recovery post hospitalization. Though, mentally I struggle each and every day and still glorify in the bask of my misery, I have vowed to keep a positive outlook while keeping my goals and aspirations in sight. Therefore, through blogging about the beauty around me (found in nature, people, food, etc. and life in general) I feel I will be motivated to think positively while Ed becomes less of an impact in my life.
What's to be expected with the beautification of this blog?

  • Art. life in color and in black & white.
  • Recipes and appreciation for food. (I strongly believe that if I can discuss and accept food as, not just necessary but fun, I will gain a healthier, more positive outlook)
  • The books, movies and music that intrigue and inspire me.
  • And, of course, my day to day thoughts, feelings and experiences as I continue down the yellow brick road to recovery.
Why wait until post discharge? The answer is simple. I don't want any of my fellow EDU peers to feel triggered thus uncomfortable around me. It's a concept of respect.

Back to the present. Pittsburgh was everything I hoped it would be and more. This morning I volunteered at the local Food Pantry and had an epiphany. I realized how often I take food for granted. I thought about those who can't afford to feed their families and all the times I've wasted or refused food because of Ed. Food is medicine and I should be more appreciative for it every single day--I can't explain the guilt I felt this morning. On my return flight to Yardley, I thought about how grateful I am for my beautiful friends. I would be incomplete without each and every one of them. I want to thank you for being my friend. Thank you for the eternal impact you have made on my life.

What do you find to be beautiful?


  1. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not. ” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  2. <3 So glad to see a fresh look for your blog! Congrats on the upcoming discharge, beautiful :D