I'm, like, totally legit!

Since I turned freelance full-time, I've written several science stories that have been published. Two of them didn't appear online, so that makes it hard to really share them (although I can send you the text if you're really curious about geology...). These magazine stories were interesting and fun and great experience, but not in the most widely circulated of publications--like I said, they were for a geology magazine.

However, I also wrote a story for Scientific American Mind that is finally--finally!!--up and online.

Two Sides of the Same Coin

I was hoping for a longer article, but I nevertheless broke into a very prestigious magazine. I like how the story turned out, and it is so thrilling to add Scientific American to my list of bylines.

I often wondered if anything would give me the same "high" as restricting and over-exercise, and I have to say that seeing my byline comes pretty close. Although the mind-altering qualities of seeing my byline might not quite be the same as one of my marathon exercise sessions on an empty stomach, it is a high that I can share. A high that doesn't destroy me body, mind, and spirit. A high that makes me laugh and smile. A high that gives me an income and a living and a vocation.

Here's to many more bylines to come!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on feeling 'legit' and also on feeling validated as being great at something other than ED!!! YOU are SO much more than the ED and you are now finding out HOW much more! I am sooo happy for you as you really start to live and be free!!!

Anonymous said...

neat! I've been reading through your posts for the past month or so and cherish your understanding and the support your posts have offered me. congratulations, that's awesome!

Melissa said...

Huge congratulations! Think that any magazine that features your writing should feel honoured!....but understand what an acheivement this is, and am really glad things are going well.

Part of my fear of recovery was that the flatness would be unbearable. It is so wonderful to identify those moments and qualities and activities that prove this totally wrong.

A great article too!


Adrianna said...

Shamelessly self-promote away, Carrie. You've earned it.

And yes, I would love to learn more about geology.

It's all paying off, isn't it?

Libby said...

Fantastic! And we "knew you when..." :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Carrie

Modesty is all very well in Jane Austen but I think you should write it all in capitals - you are a brilliant writer whom the whole family enjoys (and sometimes cries over!).

Well done on opening our world to such a wide variety of topics and interests.

Love you


Olivia said...

congratulations! :) That is really incredible. Great, great job!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!! Thats so exciting!!!
You are in a magazine!! Wooooo!!!!
You should feel legit.... because you ARE legit! Officially a published author!

Fellow OCD Sufferer said...

Congratulations! I love reading articles from Scientific American Mind! I also love the idea of finding healthy ways to get the same sort of "high" as you do from excessive exercise and dieting. While my experience with OCD has probably had a much greater impact on my life than my experience with an eating disorder, I can certainly relate. Finding better ways to feel good that don't involve enforcing unhealthy, rigid, and debilitating rules is definitely something I continue to work on!

Amy said...

Well deserved! And those bylines are rather addictive! <3

e.motions and ana.lysis said...

Congratulations Carrie! That's absolutely fantastic. Here's to many more bylines to come!

Carrie Arnold said...

If you really want to read my geology articles, drop me a line at carrie@edbites.com I think they're rather fun and I've enjoyed learning about an entirely new subject area!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! What fabulous news!

Rachel said...


I just found your blog and I love it! I am your new follower.

I just started a recovery blog of my own so if you'd like to check it out here is the link- http://recoverythroughmyeyes.blogspot.com/

Have a wonderful day and keep up the good work! :-)

Sarah at Journeying With Him said...

You are totally legit, Carrie. Didn't you already have an article in the WaPo?! Write your publications down and stare at them repeating to yourself, "I am TOTALLY legit!" :) Anyway, I am really happy for you! Your hard work is paying off in a variety of areas. Feel free to shamelessly self promote anytime you want! Congrats again!

Anonymous said...

Totally random - my boyfriend sent me the link to this article the other day - and today I stumbled across your blog! Well done! It was super interesting and has been the topic of conversation for us a few times since we read it!

Andrew said...

Hello Carrie,

Can you direct me to your original paper for this article I am interested in reading more about this.

Thank you,

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