Okay so, this is a little bit nerve wracking. I mean I am terrible at describing myself!
Let’s start with the basics. My name is Katie, not KatieFrank like the blog url may suggest though.I’m eighteen years young and hoping to start a Chemistry course at Manchester University in September, A Level results permitting.
I like to hang out with my friends, socialising, watching films, going to gigs, listening to music, drinking and partying. I really don’t do it enough though, mostly because of the reason I started blogging. I suffer from an eating disorder (diagnosed) which makes it hard to go out and enjoy myself, partly because of the food aspect and partly because of the depression (not diagnosed) that comes along with it. Because hey, it’s hard to enjoy yourself when you’re freaking out over calories and how disgusting you look at the same time. Really brings the party down y’know?
Anyway, I’m hoping to start on the path of recovery. I’m being referred to the Primary Care Mental Health Team in my area and while I’m waiting (and while I go through the MH system here in the UK) I was hoping that blogging would help me. I’ve been a lurker on many ED blogs for well over a year now and I’ve seen how blogging has helped you girls and I thought it was finally time to give it a try! Wish me luck 😉
So where did the blog name come from? KatieFrank is a mashup of my real name (Katie) and the name I would have liked if I had been a boy (Frank). I later found out that I would in fact have been called Chris but KatieChris doesn’t have the same ring to it. The NOS bit relates to the eating disorder I suffer from, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. That’s also where my blog name comes from, suprisingly enough =p
I’m also a huge dork… jsyk 😉
If you want to know more about me check out these posts:
Me and my Ego