Experiences that helped me to grow

What experiences in life helped you grow the most?

Its odd to say this, but my past has helped me and shaped me into the person that I am today.

I’m not advocating that people should go through a bunch of hard shit in life, but really? If I didn’t go through the things I went through as a kid and teen, I definitely wouldn’t have become who I am today.

Going through child abuse definitely made me strong, and I grew into a survivor, and not just someone who survived, but someone who has thrived.

Dealing with my mental illness has taught me a lot. It wasn’t always easy, and I lost a lot of good friends through the years to suicide, hell, I was almost lost to suicide too.

Luckily I survived all of my suicide attempts, and now, I am really glad that I did.

Being disabled I’ve also had my fair share of challenges, but I faced them all and pushed through to the best of my ability.

I like to think I’ve grown a lot, learned a lot, and am continuously learning even now.

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

10 thoughts on “Experiences that helped me to grow”

  1. Thank you for sharing your story. It takes a lot of strength and courage to not only survive but thrive after going through difficult experiences like child abuse and mental illness. I can understand how these experiences have shaped you into the person you are today.

    It’s inspiring to see how you have faced your challenges head-on and pushed through them to the best of your ability. Your resilience and perseverance are admirable.

    I agree that going through difficult times can help us grow and learn, but I also acknowledge that not everyone has the same opportunities or support systems to thrive. It’s important to recognize that everyone’s experiences are unique, and not everyone will come out of difficult situations with the same level of growth and learning.

    Overall, I’m glad to hear that you have found strength and purpose in your journey, and I hope that your story can inspire others to keep pushing forward in their own lives. 👍👏👌😊


  2. I’m glad you survived! I think we do grow from the difficulties we face. I certainly feel that I’ve grown from my bad experiences and I would probably be a worse person if I hadn’t experienced them.


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