I've moved out of my abusive grandmother's house and I now live 1000 miles away.
I'm working a full time job and providing for myself and my room mates.
I'm going to a therapist for counseling to work through my depression and PTSD.
I started taking a mild anti-depressant for my emotional unbalance, and it's helping me wonderfully.
I can look people in the eye again.
I'm drawing and writing and being creative again.
I'm less socially crippled and I don't flee the room at the slightest awkward moment anymore.
I went out on a limb and got half of my hair buzzed short in a punk style, despite the lingering thoughts that my grandmother would beat me for doing such a thing.
I've stopped wearing huge, frumpy clothes and I'm showing my curves again.
I've lost 30 pounds since this past November, just by eating healthier and drinking water.
I can cuddle with close friends and not flinch or shy away.
My nightmares have lessened drastically and my sleep has improved.
I don't feel hopeless and useless anymore.
I care about my appearance again. I like dressing up and putting on makeup and looking attractive, like I used to.
I can spend a day in public by myself and not hyperventilate.SPOILER, highlight to show content
[color=#A9CAA8;background:#A9CAA8]I can touch myself and feel pleasure from it, instead of feeling numb or disgusting. [/color]
I've improved this much in the course of 5 and a half months.
Edited by PandaFace, 19 April 2009 - 07:20 PM.