Question: What two personal accomplishments fill you with the greatest sense of pride?
1. Graduating College-
The moment I finished walking across the stage I suddenly became overwhelmed with emotion. ” I really did it” was the only thing I could think as tears slid down my cheeks. I began to have flashbacks of all the times I was told I couldn’t do it, all the times I told myself I couldn’t do it, & all the times I almost gave up…
College was the hardest time of my life. The pressure of being the first out of my biological siblings to go, finding new ways to deal with my [resurfaced] mental health challenges, coping with my dysfunctional household, and maintain 2 jobs… It was hard !
“I DID IT! TIARA YOU MADE IT!” Is what I repeatedly said to myself as I moved my tassel from one side to the other.
” I AM OFFICIAL A COLLEGE GRAD & CAN’T NOBODY TELL ME NOTHING!”
I am a CUNY Graduate with a BA in Psychology
2. Having Control Over My Emotions-
The days I open my eyes in the morning and begin to cry just because my feelings “told me to” have lessened tremendously… Not feeling emotionally stable is a feeling I know all too well, but with the support from my former therapist “J9”, those days have become more manageable.
I’ve struggled with emotional challenges since I was 10 years old… That’s over a decade, so to be in this complacent and competent place that I am in I am extremely proud of myself!
“The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right. Which one are you?”
― Henry Ford