Hello! My name is Ash. I currently attend college, studying International Business and French, work two jobs during the school year, and recently adopted a dog named Bentley. My life is pretty well-focused now, and I appear as just an average human in the masses. This wasn’t the case for many years. I struggled with eating disorders, self-harm, and substance abuse for a huge portion of my life. I went in and out of treatment facilities, outpatient offices, hospitals, colleges, etc. It took me many years to get to a point where I actually wanted recovery for myself, instead of being entirely apathetic to the concept.

I also identify as a gender-variant person, specifically as genderqueer. I use the pronouns they/them, and my personal style reflects how I feel in terms of gender on any given day. This has definitely complicated recovery, but it has taught me to evolve my thought-process and accept where I’m at.

I didn’t expect to get to a point where I could make a blog that discussed my recovery from the side of actually being in recovery. I thought I was one of those people that would just never get here. Now that I’ve been in sustained remission for a decent period of time, I feel comfortable talking about my life as a recovering person who is trying to figure out what living is again. This blog is recovery-focused, including challenges and successes, big and small.

If you want to connect with me, feel free to look at my contact page. I’m more than happy to speak with you.


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