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Larissa238 Donating Member (373 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-21-07 10:06 AM
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Can we have a "Why I'm Great" Thread?
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I know that a lot of us are struggling with depression and other disorders. Sometimes it helps me to see how far I have come, and to see the accomplishments of others who are going through the same thing. I think a thread where we just pat ourselves on the back is a good idea, that way when we are really down we can come back to it and see the good we have done.

Anyone would be able to post anything. For example, about 4 years ago a huge thing for me was getting out of bed. This was in the deepest depression. Getting out of bed when you fight anxiety going out your bedroom door and fighting depression is huge deal sometimes.

Now, I have been able to keep a job for a year next month, and now I am struggling with having hope for a future. I'm dying with debt from college loans and trying to keep my credit card from going out of control. I just don't see how I can have a good future with this. But when I look back on how far I have come, it helps (sometimes, this is not a panacea).

So, I've shared a bit about myself. What have you done that you are proud of, be it today or overall?
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  -Can we have a "Why I'm Great" Thread? Larissa238  Jul-21-07 10:06 AM   #0 
  - What a good idea and, lol, what a challenge!  sfexpat2000   Jul-21-07 11:19 AM   #1 
  - I'm pretty islolated in real life  Larissa238   Jul-21-07 11:42 AM   #2 
  - Interesting question.  bling bling   Jul-21-07 02:16 PM   #3 
  - It is wonderful that you are trying to be aware of your anger and its  DemExpat   Jul-21-07 02:30 PM   #5 
  - I understand exactly.  bling bling   Jul-21-07 03:32 PM   #10 
  - That's a great example  Larissa238   Jul-21-07 02:37 PM   #6 
     - That made me feel so good to hear you say that.  bling bling   Jul-21-07 03:43 PM   #11 
  - OK, I'll take this opportunity  DemExpat   Jul-21-07 02:19 PM   #4 
  - Good luck with your degree!  Larissa238   Jul-21-07 03:05 PM   #7 
  - Thanks, Larissa, congrats on your hard-earned degree.  DemExpat   Jul-21-07 03:13 PM   #8 
     - Thanks.  Larissa238   Jul-21-07 03:51 PM   #12 
  - Sing it, DemEx! LOL!  sfexpat2000   Jul-21-07 03:22 PM   #9 
  - Love your response here, Beth.  DemExpat   Jul-21-07 04:15 PM   #15 
  - Very well said.  bling bling   Jul-21-07 04:03 PM   #13 
  - Meaning from these experiences?  DemExpat   Jul-21-07 04:14 PM   #14 
  - Oh, yes, and about doing something positive....  DemExpat   Jul-21-07 04:24 PM   #16 
  - The Wisdom Years? Wasn't that an 80s sitcom?  sfexpat2000   Jul-21-07 08:56 PM   #18 
     - LOL, Beth, that brings to mind either the 3 or "mature" ladies in  DemExpat   Jul-22-07 01:06 PM   #21 
  - Being in this group is a positive thing  Larissa238   Jul-21-07 05:02 PM   #17 
  - That story makes me smile. I may not post here often, but I read everything.  Random_Australian   Jul-22-07 12:07 AM   #19 
  - Hi there, Random_Australian. Good to read you.  sfexpat2000   Jul-22-07 12:49 PM   #20 
  - Nice to read you too!  Random_Australian   Jul-26-07 12:22 AM   #30 
  - Hi, RA.  DemExpat   Jul-22-07 01:08 PM   #22 
     - Well, here is a part I wrote once.....  Random_Australian   Jul-26-07 12:49 AM   #31 
        - Thank you for sharing that story...  turtlensue   Jul-28-07 06:42 AM   #32 
        - Thanks, R.A. I appreciate you sharing this....  DemExpat   Jul-28-07 10:13 AM   #33 
  - WOW  no name no slogan   Jul-23-07 09:37 PM   #27 
  - My turn!  Larissa238   Jul-23-07 05:09 PM   #23 
  - What a trooper, Larissa!  DemExpat   Jul-23-07 05:27 PM   #24 
     - Thanks  Larissa238   Jul-23-07 05:41 PM   #25 
  - wow, this really IS a challenge  no name no slogan   Jul-23-07 09:36 PM   #26 
  - *applause*  Larissa238   Jul-31-07 04:14 PM   #36 
  - I'm mostly physically healthy again...  turtlensue   Jul-24-07 06:33 PM   #28 
  - That's really encouraging!  Larissa238   Jul-31-07 04:08 PM   #35 
  - I went back to counselling.  terrya   Jul-24-07 07:52 PM   #29 
  - That's a good first step  Larissa238   Jul-31-07 04:03 PM   #34 
  - somebody needs to kick this thread  no name no slogan   Aug-19-07 06:06 PM   #37 
  - i don't hate my daughter  mopinko   Aug-19-07 08:14 PM   #38 
  - Have you done everything...  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Aug-20-07 12:02 AM   #39 
     - I wonder though..what is rock bottom?  turtlensue   Aug-20-07 07:38 AM   #40 
     - one thing i have learned- this shit takes TIME.  mopinko   Aug-20-07 09:42 AM   #42 
     - The most important component of "rock bottom"...  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Aug-20-07 11:54 AM   #45 
     - the crazy thing is  mopinko   Aug-20-07 09:39 AM   #41 
        - Look, that "Juggalos" shit is really mindless.  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Aug-20-07 11:40 AM   #43 
           - "Everyone else is attacking them, because They Don't Understand."  turtlensue   Aug-20-07 11:49 AM   #44 
           - joining you in  mopinko   Aug-20-07 11:57 AM   #47 
           - i agree completely  mopinko   Aug-20-07 11:55 AM   #46 
  - Just giving this a kick  Larissa238   Dec-22-07 03:02 PM   #48 
  - since we are kicking this thread- i still don't hate my daughter  mopinko   Dec-24-07 10:09 AM   #49 
     - That's such a good thing  Larissa238   Dec-25-07 11:50 AM   #50 

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