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Your success stories--pat yourself in the back!



Apr 16, 2020
I hope this post finds people well. I'm new to the forum and would love to meet like-minded people.

Do you guys deem yourself as a success?

I've been in a personal growth journey for two years and I overcome a lot just like many of you. I feel like everything is starting to fall in place. I feel like I'm on the right medications and I feel like I am getting a lot of work done.

I know my situation is different because currently I'm a graduate student who (if I graduate) will be making 6 figures. I have no stresses of horrible bosses and I surround myself with good people. I also live on my own so I don't have stresses of being home with my "annoying" family. (Distance make the heart grow fonder)

I wanted to know what are your success stories. What are you proud of?

What I love about me:
-I don't give up
-I dream big
-I hold myself to accountable

What I do not like about me:
-I struggle with having a healthy relationship with food. I use it as a drug in away or in a destructive way. Much like alcohol dependence I had a food dependence. But I think I'm overcoming it. I am currently water fasting for two days and hope to continue as much as I can.

What I learned?
-I do not need food to make me happy. I can take a nice shower before starting a hard task instead of eating away my anxiety.

I hope to have a self-reflecting discussion with you guys on the topic of ambition career/ place in life/ etc. and food struggles.

Maybe we can become a team of people combating our health battles with the support of each other. Staying positive and looking for the best in every situation.


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Mar 31, 2019
I love this topic!

There is one thing I am proud of. That is my family. Despite that I've been sick and unsteady since I was a child I had courage to start a family. I was 21 when I had my first-born. It was crazy and didn't make any sense given my situation and health back then. My son probably saved my life. But eventually and through years I grew as my family grew. It wasn't easy but today I am proud of my hubby, my son aged 14 and my two girls aged 10 and 8.

I am still sick and unstable but my family is doing good. And I made that.


Apr 11, 2020
I feel like I am in limbo right now, since I am standing in the middle of a divorce. But I do know that I am strong enough to get through it, even though it hurts like hell right now - and the last months have sent med spiralling downwards. When all this is over. I just have to adjust to my New life!

I have learned to say "I'm sorry", I have learned to say "I was wrong". I have learned that I can stop and think when hypomania and impulsivity takes over. I have gotten better at reaching out when I need help or someone to talk to.

I have also learned what I need (and don't need) in my life to be as happy as I can be

I still have an anger issue that needs to be adressed somehow. I need to learn to control it. Counting to ten isn't enough.. I barely make it to one. I have to work on that!

I have an education and a job I love. I have two wonderful kids. I have good friends. A roof over our heads, food on the table every day, clothes. I can send my kids to football, take them to the movies from time to time... If not neccesarily a success, at least I consider my self lucky :)