What is something you did that you are really proud of?

#1

Last month, the 4th of August. This day, it's been a year since i last self-harmed. It was really hard to finally stop physically hurt myself, and sometimes my scars are burning a little. But i'm still here, and there are not new scars on my arms.

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Autistic apricot
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1 week ago

That’s my goal, I’m so proud of you 🥰

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#2

Today because I stayed alive

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Eline
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1 week ago

Well done, you're so strong , you can be proud of you!

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#3

I was paralyzed after giving birth to my son. My neurologist/orthopedic surgeon who had done a L4 surgery 4 years earlier came to see me briefly. Said I'd probably be like this for the rest of my life. Hmm...nice, right? I've always been a believer in self improvement and was determined to prove him wrong. No other doctor would see me due to a small town (mostly burned off the map during the Camp Fire) idea of fear of lawsuits.
Every day, I visualized myself improving. I had my newborn to nurse, my 27 month old daughter to take care of & a new home moved into 1 day prior to son's birth. By month 2 I was up on a walker, , but a full year before all symptoms gone.
I went on to become an EMT/FIREFIGHTER for 14 years, divorced, raised 2 amazing people successful in their chosen careers & still believe in self visualizing practices.

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Markus It/He
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1 week ago

Awesome!

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#4

The day I finally told my parents about being abused as a child and teen. Took 22 years but I did it.

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Eline
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1 week ago

You didn't deserve to being abused... It must have been hard to get the courage to tell them, i'm really happy for you.

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#5

Oğlumun doğduğu gün, onu kucağıma aldığımda.

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Karin Wirts
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1 week ago

Google translation: “The day my son was born, when I held him in my arms” (Turkish)

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#6

In November 2017 I was brutally attacked by my intimate partner and spent two weeks in intensive care. On January 11, 2018 I ran my first marathon! It wasn’t fast and it wasn’t pretty but it was all mine!!! And it was a huge step in remembering who the f’ I am!!!

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April Dancer
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1 week ago

Congratulations on beating that monster and finding yourself again.

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#7

This will sound so stupid next to the others but, I'm finally confident and happy in my own body. My skin colour, ethnicity, religion, weight, height, I love it all. The day I realized this was when an extremely entitled group of girls in my class were talking about me. I heard my name (I'm the only one with this name in our ENTIRE SCHOOL) so I asked them what they were talking about. They said, and I quote "We were just talking about how ugly you are" I couldn't believe my ears so I asked again to make sure. They repeated themselves with no shame whatsoever and I felt myself burning up. I had actual flames in my eyes and I said " Oh I'm sorry, I don't agree" even they were startled at how I stood up to them (that's never been done before) They apologized and just told me they liked my confidence. I've never been happier Alhamdulillah!!😊

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Markus It/He
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1 week ago

Congrats! You deserve to feel happy with yourself!

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#8

This is easy. It is a much longer story, but I was in France on a cycling tour with my husband (he was a rider, and my overweight butt was in the support van taking in the sites). I had promised to meet him in a village before the top of a particular mountain, and we would either walk up the short distance or stay in the village. Long story short, the van had to go a different way, roads closed, and they could not drive to the village. They radioed to his group that I would meet him at the top, and I walked the 10 miles to the top of the mountain. I was hot, exhausted, probably also dehydrated from not carrying enough water or having access to more. At the top, I couldn't find the tent in the very large, loud crowd. And yet somehow I managed to hear him calling my name as he walked along the route calling my name. We both went to extraordinary efforts that day to keep a simple promise of "see you at the top". It's what keeps me going some days.

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Markus It/He
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1 week ago

That's so sweet <3

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#9

Going through sheer hell on my final study year at art college, yet still nailing a decent grade and doing a good end-of-term gallery. I figured if I could do all that while going through a divorce, a house move and moving to an entirely new town I could cope with just about anything

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DennyS (denzoren)
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1 week ago

I know how hard it can be to complete a program, been there. This is amazing news!

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#10

I survived math class today (I’m 14)

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introvertedtomato
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1 week ago (edited)

Ahh lucky gd job tho(someone HELPP I CANT COMMENT ON ANYTHINGG ONLY PAST POST AM I BANNED??😭😭))

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#11

Completing the London Marathon. It was really hot that day which made it a lot harder but I did it.

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Aik
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1 week ago

Wow congratulations! You should be proud.

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#12

I was most proud when I received a call from my teacher upon graduating O levels. ( The surprise was when I reached there and my teachers told me to stand with the highest achievers)

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Markus It/He
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1 week ago

Well done!

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#13

The day I told my "crack" dealer, NO.
And, stuck to it! 15 years clean.

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Libby Serkies
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1 week ago

Oh wow... that is absolutely incredible and had to feel so scary and liberating at the same time. HUGE congratulations to you on your recovery!!

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#14

When i was born because someone auctually wanted me.

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Aik
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1 week ago

Congrats!

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#15

When I was pregnant with my youngest son, in 1987, I read the book Silent Knife, which spoke of the horrors of hospital births. Although I was afraid I wouldn't be strong enough to go through with it, I hired midwives and gave birth at home, surrounded by my family. It was a long, difficult birth but we stuck it out and I felt like Superwoman when they handed my baby to me.

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Markus It/He
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1 week ago

Congrats queen!

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#16

I went to a camp recently since then I've really started introducing myself with my preferred name/pronouns. I'm just really proud of myself because before then I would either freeze or give the easy answer (which makes me uncomfortable). I know I have my friends to thank for this but I'm still proud that I've been starting to do it on my own without them to back me up. It's less the day I was most proud of myself and more why I've been proud of myself most recently but I feel it still counts. Next step, coming out to my teachers and getting my name changed on the register :3

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Fin Bin
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1 week ago

Yes, recently went through this too and have been trying to use my preferred pronouns more. Good for you :)

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#17

Oo ,telling people I was raped,took 2 years :/

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Chaotic_Neutral
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1 week ago

Good job, that mental trauma isn’t easy to express to other people!

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#18

I made first chair in the district honor band. Still super proud of that.

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Aik
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1 week ago

Congratulations!

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#19

I'm OLD and this was years ago. My abusive mother was harassing me about "giving her grandchildren." I just looked at her and responded with, "The cycle of abuse stops with me." She never said another word to me about the issue.

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Ashley Herron
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1 week ago

Boss move!

#20

The day I got President in one of my clubs in high school. I'm a shy, unpopular person who never tried out for things like that and I didn't think I would get it because there were some popular kids in the class. Not to mention it was my first year at that school and no one knew me, plus I had to do a speech and I am afraid of public speaking. But because I was president of the club I got to go to Washington D.C and met the Governor of our state. 3 years later and I am still so proud of myself.

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Aik
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1 week ago

I'm afraid of public speaking too, you're an inspiration

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#21

Being successful in college. Went at 30 years old with a 1yo, working part-time, being wife/mother and full-time school. Was in 2 honor societies, president of both, student government, and was named student leader of the year 2nd year in. Continued being active in honor society till I left, now as alumni. Never thought I'd do so well

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Aik
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1 week ago

Girl powerrrr!

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#22

I was in a major hit and run that basically wrecked my right leg (knee and thigh), spine, and many other areas of my body. My proudest and happiest moment was when I finally managed to stand up on my own, with no help from anyone or anything. Next moment? Taking my first steps without help

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Ashley Herron
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1 week ago

Amazing!!! I don't even know you, but I'm proud!!

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#23

The day I told my parent I was raped. Man, my sister started the conversation, I added in. But It’s something I’m proud of and that will never change.

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Ashley Herron
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1 week ago

You're really brave

#24

Getting Confident in my Dyslexia.

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Victorian Rose Nana
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1 week ago

I have been dyslexic all my life and have learned to laugh at myself. Don't let it become a major issue, just roll with it.

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#25

That even though I couldn't talk to the age of two, I had/have horrible sensory issues, I was adopted, I am level one autistic, I had depression and suicidal thoughts, I have bad anxiety, that I'M FINALLY HAPPY! I'm doing great in school, I have a good family and a sweet boyfriend! I'm proud I turned my life around! You can too! It's hard, but worth it!! ❤️

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DS Mom
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1 week ago

You are a ROCK STAR! ❤️

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#26

Anything I was once proud of is gone due to depression, PTSD, and an unfairhful spouse. So I'm proud I still have the strength to keep living

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girlsrock4ever
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1 week ago

SHOULD BE HIGHER!!

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#27

The day I ran my first marathon. At age 13.

Look up Students Run L.A , many kids have done this as a part of their school group
I ran the Los Angeles marathon in 5 hours 15 minutes in 2022

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loyalhufflepuff07
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1 week ago

Wow! That is incredible! I can barely run a mile lol

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#28

June 15 because it's the day I could finally call my Step-Dad Dad

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Ashley Herron
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1 week ago

🥺 I'm not crying!

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#29

I got 99/100 on a math exam. I was so nervous because my parents said I had to get top marks. When I went to take my paper, my teacher asked me how well I thought I’d done. I panicked and thought she was implying I’d done very badly and said “not very well”. My friend saw this from a distance and was also worried about me for quite a while since we couldn’t show the paper or discuss marks. Everyone chatted about the marks as soon as the teacher left the classroom, and literally everyone was shocked (not because I’m bad at math, just… whoa…).

BTW, my parents were just like “ok” and we moved on, although everyone at school asks how I studied. I study 1 hour math every weekday on a regular basis ( not just for exams)

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Ashley Herron
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1 week ago

You did amazing!

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#30

My first Calculus test - I bombed it. My professor told me I was not cut out to be a math teacher. I knew he was wrong about me and my abilities. I worked my butt off and went on to become a successful classroom teacher, then a sought after speaker at state and national conferences - so much so, I was approached by a publisher and asked to write a book about how to help teachers teach math more effectively. THAT was the day I knew that in spite of his constant belittling of me in class, I had not only overcome his prophecy, but had used it to fuel my work and successful career.

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Ashley Herron
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1 week ago

POWER!

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#31

When I was 19 I left a polygamous marriage and cult. When my "ex" husband and his wife asked me to come back on the condition I cut myself off from my family and was completely submissive, I said no, left, and never looked back. I'm now a 47 year old, liberal, feminist, atheist, mother to a fatherless child. No regrets.

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Joshua Moore
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1 week ago

Good for you!!!!

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#32

The day I walked out and quit a job on the spot when my boss at the time told me that If I was working two jobs to pay for my wife's cancer treatments then I was "mentally no good to him as an employee"

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Ashley Herron
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1 week ago

I hope you're doing better! Best of luck to your wife!

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#33

Finally asking the girl I like to homecoming. She said yes!

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Ashley Herron
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1 week ago

Good luck!!!

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#34

I've struggled with various substance addiction throughout my adult life and though I don't know the date of quitting most things I've managed to quit, I use May 2nd as my day to celebrate because as of this last May 2nd I'm 5 years sober from alcohol and tobacco. I've never felt more proud and accomplished for literally doing nothing, but it's harder than you may think.

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Ashley Herron
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1 week ago

I'm proud!!!!! Good job

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#35

i was proud of myself for finally finishing my assignments for school and getting back on track to graduate last month.

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Ashley Herron
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1 week ago

🥳

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#36

After 6 months of not reading a single book because I had a absolutely horrible English teacher that made us read VERY DESCRIPTIVE books on the holocaust in the entire 7th grade year. I read a book I wanted to for fun. (I started homeschooling in 8th grade, when covid started, because I have a very bad immune system and couldn't go back to school even when they let us because I am allergic to the vaccines.)

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anime girl
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1 week ago

I also homeschooled in eighth grade but that was 2021

#37

Right before summer of this year I had to write a biology essay and it was one of if not the best essay I’ve ever written. It was great. Got a 95/100 which slightly disappointed me but not bad.

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anime girl
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1 week ago

You shouldn’t be even remotely disappointed, that’s great!

#38

The day I divorced my long suffering husband.

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Aik
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1 week ago

Why was he suffering?

#39

The day l walked away from "love".

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Ed Nygma
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1 week ago

More detail, please.

#40

I donated 2700 oz breast milk to the milk bank for newborns and premie babies 😁 it was a lot of hard work and I am so proud of me for doing it and also giving my baby the nourishment she needed.

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Aik
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1 week ago

Wow!

#41

April 23rd. 2022 Stop drinking

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#42

The day I left a relationship I wasn't happy in.
Took me months because I was afraid my friends(not even the person I was with) would be disappointed in me.

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Aik
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1 week ago

Dont care about what others think! Think about what you want!

#43

A little over a year ago i attempted to take my own life, im still here typing this out so that's a very good thing, since then mental health has improved significantly and I'm feeling much better, im very proud of myself for this

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NancyandCharlie Miller
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1 week ago

I'm glad you're still here.

#44

When I moved out my dad place. It was hard to get out of there. However my husband worked and we end up staying at a homeless shelter and got put on list for a apartment. We did help dad out with bills and such. But It was awful living there.he had no hot water or a washer. And he didn't want to change that. And he was very greedy. Say you give him gas money to take you back and forth to work he may spend that on his self. His response if you brought it up. But I never get paid to take you place and I want to be paid. And the only thing I could think was I gave you gas money what do you mean.......are you seriously wanting money on top of gas money to take me to work? Crazyness. He was crazy too.

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Aik
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1 week ago

What a crazy guy

#45

I am proud of the moment I turned my life around by going back to school. I have a great career that I love now. It was a lot of hard work, but I did it!

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Aik
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1 week ago

Amazing work!

#46

I spent 14 years in a career I thought I wanted to be in (Mental Health Counselor). Was completely burned out. Did not like it. But, it was a "good job that's important" (it is really is, just not for me). I quit. And became a School Bus Mechanic (Diesel Technician III). Love it! Remember, do what you love . Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life (mostly true). At the same time if what you love can provide a living go for it, otherwise it has to be a hobby

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#47

When i graduated from Young Marine boot camp. Its not a lot but i was fat and i got acadmeic award for being the best in academics. Then i became chaplain and got 3 people saved so thats the 2nd. Ive literally never been happier then back then.

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Lorna Anne Skinner Emmons
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1 week ago

Sempre Fi

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#48

when I stopped having panic attacks daily, and self harming. I'm still working on depression and shutting down but I'm doing a lot better

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Aik
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1 week ago

Good job and good luck!

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#49

i play volleyball and (btw im 5'4) i ended up tipping on my 6'0 friend in middle blocker position!! she was furious, and my coach was going crazy and yeah it was amazingg

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#50

Being more confident in my self.

I walked into high school quietest person I could be. Terrified of everything and couldn't really talk to people I didn't know. Now I'm one the board for one of my clubs. I can carry my voice through our entire theater and openly tell people my pronouns. I know it may not seem like a lot but I've really come a long ways.

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1 week ago (edited)

Oh forgot to add I'm the prop head/Master for our current play and though I'm struggling I am leading a crew of about 8.

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#51

When I was in my young 20's, about 30+ years ago, I was sitting on a bench on a busy sidewalk. I looked up and one of the people in the passing crowd had a look of absolute terror on his face. So I stood up and talked with him, and brought him over to where I was sitting. It turned out that he was on his way to kill himself because he had just lost some huge amount of money. I spent an hour or more talking with him. Talking through all the things that could happen now that he had done this bad financial thing. We talked about his wife leaving him, about him losing his job, about needing to declare bankruptcy, even about going to prison. And I agreed that these would be painful. But I tried to emphasize that they were survivable. That pain is survivable. That fear is survivable. He seemed so relieved by the end of our conversation. I hadn't told him that he was evil or irresponsible. I had told him that he could be strong, and learn to go beyond what had happened. I have no idea what happened to him after our meeting. But he didn't look like he was going to kill himself anymore.

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lily sampson
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6 days ago

that is so awesome i am inspired

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#52

I won 2 tickets to see Roger Waters and my children are FIGHTING over who gets to go with me- I must've done SOMETHING right!🥰

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#53

Surviving the mental, physical and sexual abuse of my childhood...

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#54

The day I finished my apprenticeship and became a journeyman ironworker. At the time there were 1200 members in my local and only 7 were female. Since then the numbers have drastically changed.

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#55

When I was 41 (some years back now), I bought a house -- completely on my own. I found a realtor, found the house, gathered up a down payment, got my loan, all without the help of anybody -- no parents, or siblings helped, and I have no spouse or children. I WANTED to do it alone, because family always talked to me like I was 12 and acted like I was too naive and gullible to pull off anything like this, That ruined my self-confidence. Doing this gave my confidence a big shot in the arm. My proudest moment.

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DS Mom
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1 week ago

Powerful! ❤️

#56

I donated 2700 oz breast milk to the milk bank for newborns and premie babies 😁 it was a lot of hard work and I am so proud of me for doing it and also giving my baby the nourishment she needed.

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And now we sleep
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1 week ago

You go girl!!! That's a lot of love all those babies got! <3

#57

When I flipped the bird to my misogynistic bible quoting boss after he fired me. So worth it.

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Ed Nygma
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1 week ago

Good for you!

#58

Becoming an EMT at the ripe age of 48. I was the oldest guy in class. Passing all those tests, especially the NREMT was stressful as hell.

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Aik
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1 week ago

Wonderful!

#59

Mine is actually two-fold. June 21, 2004; the day I went cold turkey from alcohol (two days after my first ex-husband told me he wanted a divorce and drove me to my parents house, and the morning after the day I'd gone through a fifth of PeachTree in the form of Fuzzy Navels in less than 24hrs). March 24, 2009; the day I finally got up the nerve to leave my abusive second husband after the third (that I knew about at the time) time he'd tried to kill me, because that time he also endangered my (then-18mo) son. I'm now in a good relationship with a great guy who encourages me to be myself, and I haven't (knowingly) consumed alcohol in over 18 years.

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DS Mom
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1 week ago

You are pure power! ❤️

#60

I donated 2700 oz breast milk to the milk bank for newborns and premie babies 😁 it was a lot of hard work and I am so proud of me for doing it and also giving my baby the nourishment she needed.

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