Its been 3 years since I’ve been admitted to a psych ward. My last admission to hospital for mental health reasons was in 2017. I cant quite believe it. I never thought I’d get to where I was hospital free for so long. I am so proud of us today. 3 years is a helluva long time. I am actually stunned. It feels great to be able to say that we’ve come this far. Healing is possible. There is hope. We are not defined by our trauma or our mental illness. Today, in this moment, life is good. We are happy and content. Yes we still struggle, yes we still find it hard to cope sometimes, but we are no longer going from one crisis to another, no longer going in a loop, from one hospitalisation to the next. And for that I am very grateful. I have so much gratitude and I am so blessed. I would like to thank all of those who got me to this place, especially I’d like to thank Dr. Barry for her unwavering love and support and for seeing us very regularly so that we didnt spiral into a downwards slope and end up back at square one. I’d also like to thank eileen, who amazes me every single day with how supportive she is to us, how she makes herself available throughout the week, via email and via text, and or by phone. I’d be so lost without both of them. They are amazing and I am so blessed to have them in my life. I got lucky when I found Eileen, and I am so glad Dr. Barry took the time to build up a rapport with us way back in 2013 when we first started seeing her. Here’s to many more years of being hospital free, we can do this, I know we can.