Jenny Craig or JC for short was the balance that I was seeking. It helped give me my glow back, filling me with a new-found freedom. One the perks of JC was having a council to talk to, it was freeing to be able to talk to someone that wasn't a close friend of mine. I found that friends will tell you one thing when you really just need someone to support you in a true unattached way. Don't tell me I`m fine the way I am, when clearly I don't feel that way. Another obvious great thing about JC was the meals were made for you. You didn't have to think about what you were going to eat or if it was going to make you feel groggy.
Then late Fall of 2007, I got an 8 to 5 job at a special effects shop called ADI. I was surrounded by squids of the effects world. Everyone had a love for movies and wanted to share this love. The first couple of months I worked there I was educated on some of the basic things I love to this day. We traded movies, music, artists to know, and of course stories.
These stories then became emotionally confusing, leaving me drained in a different way. The one thing I had to keep me sane was JC. Jenny Craig was always there for me, even if I was unaware of it at the time. It gave me the hope and air that I needed.
I was growing, becoming more brave and learning to believe in myself. My body was beginning to feel whole--even my thoughts were growing stronger, taking in everything.