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Yesterday, I did something I have longed for for 15 years. I never imagined in my wildest dreams it would become a reality. A HUGE thank you to Shihan Day Spa for being so wonderful. Some of you know, I have been struggling with Trichotillomania since I was 8. It started off as an anxiety coping mechanism. Turns out, it's also something that people with BDP turn to to help us deal with and regulate our emotions (the compulsive act, which turns into routine eventually). Around 10, I had no eyelashes and no eyebrows left. I was never able to stop because it had become part of my identity. I have also never been able to talk about this because it has severely affected my self-image and took away any self-confidence I managed to obtain. This post doesn't mean I'm ready to start talking about why I continued this habit or how it started. But I wanted to share the pure joy this has given me. For the first time in years, I actually have HOPE for my future. Thank you to all of you who have supported me and who have accepted me and my flaws. I am beyond thrilled for this new chapter.



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