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I never thought this would be possible. - November 22nd 2015, 05:12 AM

I am doing so well right now, and I never thought it would be this possible.

College has opened up a lot of doors for me and has allowed me to become more independent and do more for myself. I do have some challenges that I have to figure out, specifically what to do when I switch out of my school's counseling center in the future, but I will be able to deal with them when I get there with the help of my APRN. I know she wouldn't just drop me without providing me options.

I have been self harm free for three months, two weeks, and two days. That's a new record for me, and on most days I don't get urges and on the days I do, I can handle them.

The medication I have been put on is working so well. Most days I have been having at the very least neutral days, or I've been having good days. The anxiety and depression are on manageable levels most days. I do have bad days still, obviously, but they don't necessarily feel like the end of the world anymore and I know that I will feel better again.

I even recently got a job, all by myself. My summer job from last year was gotten with the help of my father, but this one I did all the work all by myself. It's a campus job.

I am quite confused of what I want to do for the rest of my life now so that's another can of worms entirely, but I'm sure I'll get there. I have some form of a plan for grad school starting to form, so maybe that'll help.

Either way, I never thought I'd get to this point in recovery. I don't feel anywhere near as held back as I used to. It is such a wonderful feeling.

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Re: I never thought this would be possible. - November 22nd 2015, 07:14 AM

Thanks for posting. I really like these positive threads.

That is amazing to hear, Dez. You've come a long way and you should be proud of yourself.

I'm glad that despite the bad days, you know you'll feel better again. You're doing well in recovery, especially in regards to your self-harm. Having a new record is a big accomplishment! I hope things continue to look up for you.
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Re: I never thought this would be possible. - November 22nd 2015, 10:36 AM

So glad things have been going well for you and you have been feeling better! It's also really good to hear that you have a new record of being self-harm free- that's an amazing achievement! And go you for getting your job by yourself

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Re: I never thought this would be possible. - November 22nd 2015, 02:08 PM

Thanks for sharing this with us, Dez! I'm glad things are going well for you, and I hope they continue to.
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Re: I never thought this would be possible. - November 22nd 2015, 03:57 PM

I'm so proud of you and all of your accomplishments, Butter. <3

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against every odd that is stacked against them.” — Nikita Gill
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Re: I never thought this would be possible. - November 22nd 2015, 11:18 PM

Congrats Dez! I'm so proud of you! <3 College is bomb, and I can tell you're killin it public health buddy!

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