Welcome to day four in #Write31Days. I use this challenge to write on personal growth. I’m struggling a lot, so as to get myself to think more positively, I decided to take the day one prompt from Lisa Shea’s journaling prompts on positive thinking. It asks us to list our successes in life. This is rather difficult, as my successes are often used against me. For example, the fact that I completed a high level high school, is used as “proof” that I don’t need lots of care. I am just going to write anyway and see where this takes me.
1. I completed a mainstream, high level high school. This doesn’t just show my academic ability, but my persistence too. I hated it with a vengeance from the moment I started it, but finished it anyway.
2. I completed my first year of college. Same shit really. I liked my major though.
3. I tried to live independently. I failed, but I still consider it a success because I tried the best I could. Again, this shows my persistence.
4. I have been a pretty consistent blogger for over fifteen years.
5. I got a piece published in an anthology. In 2015, my piece was published n a book on typed communication by autistic people.
6. I learned to use an iPhone. I thought last year that I may not be able to learn to operate new-to-me technology anymore, but I was.
7. I prepared my own breakfast today and didn’t spill it everywhere.
8. I am surviving. Having been suicidal on too many occasions to count and having run into a little too many other dangerous situations, I’m proud to be alive. Not happy, but proud.