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It's an amazing feeling once you understand that you don't have to prove anything to anyone. You don't have to explain yourself or try to convince anyone of anything. If people don't get you, that's fine. It isn't your job to make them understand. You're good enough as you are, and nobody else needs to approve of that.

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drjekyll_hyde:
Did you just read "The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck"? Because you are quite young to reach this state of grace.
demonwolf:
Quite true, and liberating to know. We always have choice, and can only control our own choices.
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I did it. I fucking did it! It’s been years since I’ve been in an educational environment, and I just applied for community college. It’s taken me such a long time, for so many reasons, to gather the motivation/courage to go back into a school system, but here I am. I don’t know if I’ll make it in time...
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aelevy81:
Congrats! Go in there and kick some educational butt! :D You can do it!
kaptaine:
Been a while since your original post, but good for you! That's awesome! Hope it's going well!!!

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Feelin' like a sad lil bee today. Not sure why.

Just gotta remember these moments are transient; they come, they go, and they will come again.

The world is full of judgement, hatred, and cruelty. I think I have to separate myself from it by placing my mind in a tiny bubble, so to speak. In order to not let others' opinions about myself creep...
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patternsintheivy:
I go to shows by myself sometimes! It's not bad. Also my band needs a drummer!!
charriere:
i felt like that this week
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Today is a huge, huge day.

Only a few years ago, I was walking around hiding my face behind my hair, behind beanies, behind the hood of my sweater. A few years ago, I was covering my face in pictures and having panic attacks any time a camera was even close to facing me.

I remember how it felt. I was ashamed of myself. I...
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goatinamoat:
I look at your pictures and see strength.
trapshadow:
You are astoundingly beautiful and I admire your courage and will to move forward
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Hey guys, it's Charleey. I'm so sorry for going missing these past couple of days. To make a very long story short, I relapsed with my self harm and landed myself back in the hospital. All is well though, and I feel fine! Sometimes you just gotta reach out for some extra help when things seem like they're going over your head...
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jim7880:
My hand is always there; grab ahold when you feel the need.
smashedwood:
Im in the same boat battling alcoholism... 5 days sober from my last relapse.. This has been a rough year...started drinking again after 3 years sober when my problems overwhelmed me..glad their is people out there to talk to even if is on the web..good luck with your problems.. On day at a time.. Stay strong!  Hoping 2018 will be better year for me..if i can make it...reach out it you ever need anything... I feel alone sometimes s...i am glad for this community