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.