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#1

I'm proud of the fact that I haven't tried to attempt suicide anymore and that I have recovered from depression.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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5 months ago

That is awesome news, congratulations. 😊

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#2

I am proud of all the tiny achievements I am making in improving my mental health. I still have a LOOOONG way to go but these small steps I have made is a start. It certainly hasn’t been easy and I have some big battles to win but I have hope. Something I never had before.

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MsM
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5 months ago

I can relate, Foxxy. Keep up the fight! We got this!

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#3

Ive always been proud of being an adopted child. Even though I get curious and have some questions about my bioligical parents, I still go through every day being thankful I have such loving and caring parents. I sometimes cry about it because I think things like, " So I'm a mistake? How can you go through life knowing a kid of yours is in someone else's hands?! Are they dead? What are they doing today, without their kid?" But I will always be so greatful for who the people i have now in my life. It might've been because of financial reasons meaning she/they didn't have the money to raise a child in a safe place. Note: I was adopted in Russia, also I only know my biological mother's name. My father's wasn't listed.

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Teacher Alice
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5 months ago (edited)

It's great that you are so grateful to your parents. I've seen a lot of adopted kids who are hurt because of the thought of being abandoned, just like you, and taking it out on their parents, rebelling against them, putting them through hell, making a lot of mistakes...

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#4

I'm proud of going back to college at 35 and actually liking my job now. Of course university is really cheap where I live, if I lived elsewhere I couldn't have done that.

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MsM
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5 months ago (edited)

That's great news, Teacher Alice! I'm a single mother of 3 kids, and I went back to school too. I graduated and got a promotion! My job offers tuition reimbursement, so that helped a lot. It's never too late to go back to college, or to start for that matter!

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#5

Overcoming my anxiety and making myself feel better

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Doggi
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5 months ago

Good for you!

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#6

At 61 years old, sometimes I look back on my life and wonder if I’ve wasted it. I have done a great many things in my life. Ive been to the top of the world and to the bottom. I’ve carried weapons for my country and for a brief time was a religious missionary. I’ve been married for 32 years. Ive designed and built things that are in wide use.

But if I were to pick one thing... I spent 8 years in EMS doing two night shifts a week on an ambulance. I stopped doing that 5 years ago. I still keep a memento to remind me that maybe my life wasn’t a total waste. It’s a simple key fob that says; “Thank you for saving my life” -Lindsay

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MsM
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5 months ago

You've done a lot of great things! I love that memento :-)

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#7

I'm proud of my parents. I've had tough teenage years, and we almost fell out during that period. They're both in their sixties, so we had somewhat incompatible values due to a large age gap. They thought I didn't respect them, I thought they don't want to hear me out. Over that time, many people have told me to stop arguing with them because it seemed hopeless. Well, after all those years of fighting and arguing and talking stuff over, we finally love and respect each other fully. We can talk about those past events with enviable maturity. Time and time again, they admitted their shortcomings, as I have, too. Just recently they thanked me that I was so argumentative in my teenage years, because they've said that they have learned a lot about me and themselves. It made me want to cry. That's why I'm proud of my parents—they can still learn and gain wisdom and admit their past errors.

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Only If Panda
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5 months ago

I am lucky to see my parents changing their errors at such a young age. I once was an argumentative kid to my parents and it turns out they changed and made their relationship stronger.

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#8

I'm proud that I know how to sew a quilt.

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Kayden Yan
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5 months ago

#lifeskills

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#9

My figurines collection. Yes, I'm a nerdy loser. ♡

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MsM
Community Member
5 months ago

Nerdy loser? Far from it! I think that's cool. Let's see a pic, Daria B!

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#10

I had a bet with a friend that I could do stand-up comedy. I phoned a well-known comedy club in the nearest city to where I live and basically lied. I told them that I had done loads of stand-up in the past and was visiting the area. They gave me a 10 min slot. On the night I was stood with these experienced comics, absolutely crapping myself. I had written my lines on the back of my water bottle to help. When my turn came, I got up there and I did my full 10 minutes. Best of all people laughed! Scariest thing I have ever done but I am proud that I did it.

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Olivia Masterson
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5 months ago

I did that one time and would love to get back into it. Have a lot of good comedy from my travels, life and mistakes.

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#11

I am proud of building a 2 to 3 foot tall Lego rocket without instructions. Just stuff out of our garage. Still working on making it taller. But I can't take all the credit. My brothers helped.

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MsM
Community Member
5 months ago

Awesome! I absolutely love Legos!

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#12

I am very proud of trying my best to stay positive during Covid 19. No breakdowns just yet. But probably in the future.

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MsM
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm sure a lot of Pandas can relate. Hang in there! ❤️

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#13

I'm proud of lots of little things like joining the air cadets, getting to the final of a talent show in yr 3 doing 5k runs in 26 mins and how much my drumming has come on from a few years ago and, like another post on this, not having a breakdown around covid 19. Im sure in a minute i'll think of a proper achievement but these are little ones that i'm proud of

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Lana Gramlich
Community Member
5 months ago

The little achievements count, too!

#14

i am proud of having autism

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MsM
Community Member
5 months ago

Good for you!!! My son is on the spectrum, and he is one of the smartest, kindest people I've ever met!

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#15

I taught myself to play piano. I'm not great but I play because it makes heart happy

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MsM
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5 months ago

That's wonderful! Piano is my favorite instrument :-)

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#16

proud that I survived. I have a borderline personality disorder, I was depressed, had eating disorders, was ciminal, extremly promiscuous, self-destructive, etc. ... several attempts at suicide, several hospital stays. i hated myself and my life!

at 25 I finally got my ass up! education and study done in social work, creating stable relationships, developing self-worth and taking responsibility for me! Today, at the age of 31, I work in a residential group for young people who are traumatized, I am engaged and love myself and my life!

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veronica bingham
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5 months ago

Awesome, you survived hon.

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#17

I’m proud of being one of the first girls to join Scouts BSA. I watched my brother go through Cub Scouts and into Scouts. I wanted soooo badly to join. Eventually BSA let girls join and my dad immediately started making a troop. I loved Scouts and still do. My troop even won the Klondike our first year.

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#18

I'm proud of my obsession with the Beatles. Especially my Beatles calendar

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MsM
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5 months ago

Hi Mia! I love the Beatles, too. You might enjoy this ornament that I have. B_MMT-5eea...8cc9db.jpg B_MMT-5eea4c98cc9db.jpg

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#19

I guess I'm proud that I've always been a kind person to strangers,I take care of my mother, brother and husband and I've rehabilitated strays.

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Lana Gramlich
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5 months ago

Thank you for this. This world needs all the kindness it can get.

#20

i have 2

1) I've stacked a whole 24 pack of coke cans on top of one another with help of being lifted up

2) I've won a halo tournament in my home town (i felt like a king) and got on the newspaper.

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Doggi
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5 months ago

Impressive!

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#21

I'm single and live in California. 11 years ago, at 52, I purchased my 1st home where I'm still at. I plan on retiring in 2 years and my mortgage is under $88,000.00.

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MsM
Community Member
5 months ago

OUTSTANDING!!!

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#22

that my parents taught me reading, writing etc before i went to school so i wont struggle as much. im also proud of my friends for being such awesome people ;D

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MsM
Community Member
5 months ago

That's so sweet! ❤️

#23

I'm proud that I went back to school as a single mother. I am proud I was able to support my kid and I while earning a bachelors and masters degree. At one time I had three jobs at once. Since I graduated, I got a job that pays me enough that I don't have to worry about money so much anymore.

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Lana Gramlich
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow! Congratulations on surviving such a hard slog! Glad to hear it paid off. :)

#24

Being the best female scientist in my city(18-)

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Lavender Brown
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5 months ago

Awesome job!!

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#25

I'm proud that my daughter grew up to be a kind person.

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Lana Gramlich
Community Member
5 months ago

Great job. Thanks for raising her that way! (If she has kids, she'll pass it on.)

#26

I'm proud that I never lived up to the expectations of the woman that gave birth to me. She told me I was a sorry excuse for a human and that I would never amoung to anything. I fooled her big time!

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Sophie Foster
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5 months ago

Horrible mom.

#27

im proud that after a long year of mental health struggles and self doubt, i finally recovered and i wrote an album that i can’t wait to share with the world. im proud because that’s a goal that i have had since two years ago, when i was in 7th grade and my mental health struggles started

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#28

I'm proud of the fact that I've never really been ashamed of who I am. I am a proud bisexual woman! I still haven't told my parents yet, though. But I am who I am, and no one can change that!

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Community Member
4 months ago

Nvm I'm pansexual lol

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#29

I'm proud that I never stopped, that no matter what happened or is happening now, I don't stop or refuse to do something no matter how tired I am. At any point in my life, and I'm only in my 30's, I could have thrown up the white flag; but I haven't. I've had every reason to on more than one occasion but I never did. It hasn't been easy, I've gone through hell and back like a lot of people. I've learned from my life and hold a greater appreciation for everything and everyone around me.

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Sophie Foster
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5 months ago

IN A GOOD WAY

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#30

Making friends with the Chipmunks.

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MsM
Community Member
5 months ago

Picture, or it didn't happen 😂

#31

i helped my cat give birth (we dont breed, she just wandered outside and didsome bad stuff) they're 3 days old now :)

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R L
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5 months ago

Next step- spay.

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#32

i am proud of my grades, in the first tri I did not do well, so I change all for my dad. i got A's and B's because my dad wants me to go to college (none of his kids have gotten to college). i feel like if I don't then he will be disappointed and I don't want that. i am also proud of my dad he has taught me so much and has done so much for me, also he went to work at like 3:00 am and would get home at like 11:00 pm because he would go to school after work. (and yes he had classes after work) So I am most proud of my dad and myself.

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R L
Community Member
5 months ago

I am proud of your Dad too- he sounds like a great parent and role model.

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#33

I’m proud of my sister. I hope that she knows she could never disappoint me.

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Lavender Brown
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5 months ago

Siblings are great!! Other times........ Not so much.

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#34

I'm proud of my organization! It's called Chronically Care Packages, and the purpose is to send care pacakges to chronically and terminally ill people. To get in touch, email chroniccarepack@gmail.com, or DM us on Instagram. Our Instagram account is @chronically_care_packages!

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R L
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5 months ago

Excellent idea

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#35

Winning "Best Humorous Speech" in a district-level Toastmasters competition. It was titled "Escape from Guy Hell" and was a "mission briefing" on how guys can escape from places like Bath & Bodyworks by dancing to the peppy background music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8z8ByM4BuM

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Lana Gramlich
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5 months ago

Ha! That's awesome! Thanks for sharing...I needed the laugh!

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#36

Coming out as bi to my parents and hinting it to my siblings, and being out as bi and non-binary to my school. I just need need to come out to my parents, but I don’t think I’m ready yet so I won’t. I also need to come out to extended family, but I’m proud of being out to my school! 🏳️‍🌈

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5 months ago

Ummmmm, I have no idea why it posed four times......

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#37

I don't want to sound narcissistic, But I'm proud of my body. I'm proud enough to show it off by wearing crop tops, but are then seen as too slutty. I'm happy with myself right now and its a big thing for me cause I have always struggled with body image in the past.

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Lana Gramlich
Community Member
5 months ago

Wear what you feel cute in--screw the haters! Congrats on being happy with yourself! That can be VERY hard to do.

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#38

I’ve managed to lose 46kgs. I’ve still got a bit to go but I feel and look much better.
And that I don’t need to be married or have kids to be successful.

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Lana Gramlich
Community Member
5 months ago

Good on you! (Or is that off you?)

#39

I am proud of my children. My son is 20 years old and working on his Masters degree, my daughter is 17 and will go this fall to university to become an artist.

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#40

One of my photos stands 50 feet high and 30 feet wide in the atrium of the New Orleans Int'l airport. My photos have been featured internationally (including permanent museum displays,) and won accolades from most of the major photography magazines (including being NatGeo's Top Shot some time ago.)

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R L
Community Member
5 months ago

It is a lovely photo

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#41

IM proud of discovering bored panda.

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*eats pancake*
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5 months ago

so am I :D

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#42

I came through a bout of psychosis where I lost everything, including my ability to walk outside to my mailbox... And now I'm a mailman. I clawed my way back to a normal life, and that's the best thing, hardest thing, most wonderful thing I've ever done. I'm proud of myself for that.

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MsM
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5 months ago

Awesome!!!

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#43

Not me, but when my father was 10 years old, he lived in one of the poorest places in California, and his family was on the verge of being homeless. Through it all, he managed to master the bass guitar when he found a two-stringed bass in the dumpster next to his house. 40 years later here I am, an almost-professional cellist, telling the story that persuaded me to become a musician. Thanks Dad

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#44

I'm proud of completing an entire flute book in 2 years and I'm very proud that my first public performance went so well and people loved it and personally thanked me afterwards. It was awesome.

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#45

I managed to withstand five hugs in one day without freaking out. I HATE it when people touch me, especially the people who know me. When someone touches me, it makes me feel dizzy and itchy.

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