February Writing Challenge: Day FIFTEEN

February Writing Challenge: Day Fifteen

My writing challenge asks me to talk about the thing I am currently the most proud of and for me that’s myself. At this moment I am happiest I’ve been in a long time, I’m making great strides to better my mental health, I’m doing very well in school and I have learned to love myself again after allowing a man to come into my life and destroy my peace of mind.

I found a counselor that specialized in mental health and is a better help than I’ve ever realized I could have. Through conversation with her I’ve come to realize I deserve happiness even if the Devil works hard and my ex-boyfriend worked harder to take that from me. My counselor has ensured that I’m working to better myself and has provided me with the tools I need to live my best life.

I’ve been accepting into my one year accelerated master’s program at my college and for me, I was one of those kids that was never supposed to be successful. I remember at the age of eight being the first-time teachers started doubting my ability to succeed. By the way, if you’re a teacher, YES, THE STUDENT CAN HEAR YOU TALKING SHIT. Stop doing it. It’s damaging. In middle school I was told (by a teacher) that she wasn’t sure I’d make it to high school, but I did. In high school I was told by MANY teachers that I wasn’t good enough, or that I wouldn’t make it, but I did. Education to me has always been important. I’ve always been told I couldn’t so I’ve always had to prove I could (even if the student loan debt is crippling).

Today, I am most proud of me because I deserve to be proud of me. I am most proud of me because for the better part of this last year I wasn’t proud of myself. The fifteenth of February will always mark the day for me that I lost who I was to a man but I’m redefining this day as the day I get to relish in my proudest moments because I have a lot to be proud of. I’m proud that today I’m not celebrating an anniversary, but rather I’m celebrating me.


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