Personal Win I got disowned by an entire branch of my family for wearing makeup and after a week of crying and self doubt, I’m kinda over it.
I'm a 55 year old woman. My entire life, I was deemed as "ugly", "crippled", and many other derogatory things. I have been disabled since birth, even handed over to my grandmother as soon as I was born. She took care of me for 36 years of my life until she died.
Well, for the past few weeks I have been chatting with a man at the coffee shop, a thirsty regular. His name is Stas, he's a 47 year old divorced father of 2 who had been raising his kids as a single dad for 8 years. We connected through playing board games and drinking coffee together, and just today, Stas had asked if we wanted to take it a step further (to which I accepted) since we had shown so much interest in each other after he mentioned he was ready to get back into a relationship, but being 47 years old and showing interest in women closer to his age, he had trouble with it. Now, at the age of 55 years old, I can finally say I have a boyfriend! :)
Edit: Wow, I did not expect this post to be so popular!
Personal Win I’ve been overweight my whole life but 8 months ago I decided it was time to make a change (OC)
Personal Win Ive been battling my depression for some time now but managed to fight through a little and lose over 52kg/115lb since starting in january!gallery
Personal Win this will prob seem kinda stupid to most people. But I have pretty bad anxiety, and I've always been afraid to cook since I think I'm gonna burn or poison myself somehow. Well today I cooked myself some bacon for a sandwich, and even took a bite without immediately dying of food poisoning. (OC)gallery
Personal Win (OC) GLOW UP! This is my 16 year old autistic son. He has an extremely sensitive scalp and absolutely hates getting his hair cut. This Mama saw the tears he held back and his brave face as the barber combed and cut his hair. This might be small for most, but today my son was a champion!
Personal Win After nine months of waiting I got my permanent dentures today. Haven't smiled this hard in almost a decade and it feels amazing
Personal Win I've started taking medication for my anxiety, and today was the first time in years I went outside without feeling anxious at all
Personal Win don't have a lot of people to tell but I got engaged today. So excited for what's next (oc)
Personal Win I was wheeled out of the hospital 2 years ago today and began my sobriety journey. 730 days down, the rest of my life to go✌️ (OC)gallery
Personal Win One million anti-government protesters chased away the most powerful president ever in Sri Lanka.
Personal Win I don’t have any friends to tell this to but I Hit 7 years clean from heroin and meth. Never thought I would live this long or be sober. Thanks to my ride or die who puts up with my combat related ptsd and anxiety, I wouldn’t be here without her.gallery
After years of drug abuse and generally poor hygiene that caused me to lose most of my upper teeth, today I had them replaced/repaired. I feel like the million bucks I gave to the dope man.