And I lived to Tell the Tale

Everybody’s life is different, and some struggle more, some know more obstacles than others. But I often hear people who overcome those and they say their struggle made them more human, it empowered them in a way.

To put it in a nutshell, their experience was enriching.

What I would want to share today, with you and with the whole world, is that we are all Humans. Human beings. Being Human. And being Human also means being perfectible, improvable. 

Being Human just can’t mean being perfect, but some of us try their hardest to be that perfect person. This leads to the struggle to be perfect, and that’s where obstacle come in the way.

And I can tell you today, that I, as a teenager, being quite idealistic, I tried to reach perfection too. But it has had a cost : it nearly killed me, and it took part of my health away.

Don’t try to be perfect, we’re “only humans after all” ( beautiful song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3wKzyIN1yk )

–  That which does not kill us makes us stronger –

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

 

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Overweights get eating disorders too

One common belief is to say that anorexics are always (too) thin and that bulimics are only fat girls that eat too much.

Because yes, as you know, guys have no place in eating disorder representation. And that’s the first shame here about it. Actually, even if the major proportion of people who have EDs are girls, guys also experiment these illnesses. To give figures, there’s 1 out of 10 males in sufferers. And the open-minded me is really troubled by this fact, as we know for instance anorexia nervosa is the most deadly mental disorder. This under-representation of male sufferers is terrible and we need to fight against that. Anyone who suffered from an eating disorder knows what I’m talking about. And if I was a guy, I don’t think I’d like someone to consider I’m only dieting when my attitude towards food (and myself) puts me in danger, that this someone doesn’t believe that I’ve got an ED just because of my gender. Men get eating disorders too.

Now, I’m a girl, and I experienced an eating disorder. I haven’t been diagnosed but with some distance now I can tell that those few month in my life had been my worst nightmare, and that I was probably struggling with an eating disorder. The only thing is, when I just look at it, at some point I think “Well, you can’t have had an ED, you’re far too fat…”.  And I actually was at the beginning, until I dropped 10kgs and got to a “normal” weight. Overweights get eating disorders too. And no one thinks about them. That’s the second shame of people’s misconception about EDs. Some researchers, clinicians, psychiatrists start to consider overweights as people who can possibly have an ED, but unluckily those doctors aren’t enough to change people’s view of it. I wish at the time I got ill that some doctor, someone, told me I was really struggling with some ED. Unfortunately no one did, but you who read this post, you hold a great power to make them reconsider how they think about eating disorder sufferers. You have that power, because today, you can talk about it to your family, friends, relatives and help spread the word.

Overweights get eating disorder too.

Thank you.

A so touching ad…

This afternoon, I was on the Net doing things I usually do, when I found this ad. You should really watch it, it is a message of happiness. After that, you will picture how much life can be simple, in a very easy way of being. I watched it and saw how we live in a consumer society. I…I…I… was speechless, and here, I try to explain you what cannot be explain with words…

Watch it and feel deep into your heart this feeling. The truth is that now, living in big cities, having no time to help our friends, relatives or unknown people, so we can’t feel this mere happiness…

Hope you liked that article, and that this video has made you think about this whole world, in which you can be having a great shower with heated water while people die of hunger in other countries, or even in your city.

XOXOXO Zoe

Daily Prompt: I Believe

For today’s prompt, tell us three things that you believe in your heart to be true. Tell us three things you believe in your heart to be false.

Three things to be true

I believe I can manage if I want, whenever, wherever and whatever.

I believe people to be good deep inside them. The most guilty person has done good things at least once in his life.

I believe people must be who they are, that’s the only way to be

Three things to be false

I’m someone popular and admired (yeah I know, a lot of people are the same as me!)

I believe I can do only good things. That’s false because I have done wrong so many times !

I believe my truth is THE truth. It is not true because someone proved it to me more than once. Plus, we can never prove one’s truth is the universal truth!

Hey, I like the presentation of this article! That’s like a little poem without rhymes, but not all the poems have rhymes!

What did you think about it ? I know it could be a bit far-fetched but I didn’t have a lot of inspiration to write this Prompt.

Hope you’ve liked !

Oh nooooooo ! Not much time !

Homer Simpson Oh No

Hello there !

I’m not a professional blogger and as you know, I’m taken by school everyday and all…

I just hope you’ve been missing me ! However, I’ve been missing you !

You still believe in me ? If Yes, I’ll tell you what I’ve done during all this time and I’ll tell the beautiful story about my trip in England !

If not… so you have the choice : Stay here and discover what you didn’t know I’m able to do, or you can also get out of this blog thinking I’m a newbie, I should let it to others etc…

If you are still here, I’ll tell you what I’ve done.

First, I’ve been to school ( normal for someone my age ! ) and I worked a lot, I also wrote a lot of poems.

I’ll show you them in a new category of this blog. I went to England with school, I worked again, and last week, I made a lamp with my Daddy ! 🙂 It’s not finished but it will be as soon as I can !

The second term has ended and now it’s holidays ! I enjoy that a lot, I can draw, write, and the best is that it’s sunny today !

The trip in England (when you click this link “The trip in England”, a window will open and then you can download it in order to read it. Don’t worry, the file is called “carnet de voyage” when the windows opens, but you can change the name if you want )

Please Enjoy this moment and tell me what you thought about my IMPRESSIVE back to MEEL !

Remember that the document you can download ( The trip in England) is part of my IP ( intellectual property).

If you want to use it, then ask me !

Thank you very much

XOXOXO Zoe from MEEL 🙂

Daily Prompt: The New School

You get to redesign school as we know it from the ground up. Will you do away with reading, writing, and arithmetic? What skills and knowledge will your school focus on imparting to young minds?

My school would be a selective school where there would have a maximum of 20 students in each class and I would separate hard-working people and lazy students.

The concept is easy to understand. Each student would choose in which subjects they want to go, in History, then Maths,and English, and if you hate P.E. , you are not obliged to go and have this lesson.

In this school, you only must have the Science and Languages lessons. All the teachers are great and kind and they must teach you well. The students could give marks their teachers so they can give their advice to the ones concerned.

That would be a great school for me, the school of my dreams !

Zoe

Daily Prompt: I Was Here

You are the first astronaut to arrive on a new, uncharted planet. Write the note that you leave to those who come after you.

Hey you !

Yes, you who are reading this note !

I’m a poor little human called Zoe, living on the Earth for now 16 years. I live in France a really beautiful country, but it doesn’t matter !

So, if you read this note, you should now that I forgot the space map and I got lost then found this planet. I’m now back on the Earth, I found the map in my jacket pocket (how stupid I am!)

However, If you don’t understand this note, you must let it where you found it so the next one could read it.

AND DON’T EAT IT ! NO !

DON’T EAT !