Meal outings with clients are one of my favorite things to do. Although food can feel scary, the best thing to do is continue to surround yourself with support and keep trying new things. It can become something you look forward to. Especially when you have a beauty like this by your side! 💖💖#edfree#recovery
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**vulnerability post** Self care came in the form of an intimate date with my two loves, Ben and Jerry. Here’s the thing about food. We eat it, it’s a fact. We eat it to fuel us, we eat it during holidays, we eat it when we’re happy and we eat it when we are sad. Today I got my first response from my MSW college applications. It was a rejection. The school kindly expressed to me that “though the passion is clearly there, my gpa wasn’t up to par.” Yet another number that in fact does define my worth. I’m trying to be hopeful, I’m trying to be optimistic. I’m trying to believe that there is a school out there who believes in me but one thing that the admissions counselor said to me that really stuck is eating me alive. “I understand your gpa is a reflection of the hard times you had, however I have had applicants who have also had hard times and it did not impact their gpa.” I get it, there are academic standards. But all I heard was him telling me that I wasn’t enough, I didn’t do good enough, I let me eating disorder win and now I am suffering the consequences. So yes I understand I need to hold myself accountable and i by no means use my eating disorder as an excuse, however I have to say, from an MSW program, I expected more. I don’t think I want to attend a school that is supposed to be focused on mental health and social work but can give that answer to a person who was suffering. Again I totally accept the rejection and understand what standards mean however I just think it’s a little off putting as a school and social worker to have said that to someone. So yes I’m sad and yes I’m eating @benandjerrys to soothe which is perfectly ok, but I have to stay optimistic I’m really trying. Just can’t help but here all the what if’s When thinking about the other anticipated responses. #recoveryeeeats .