I feel like in the last six months I've become a completely different person. I mean not so much of a different person that I no longer stay up until the early hours of the morning watching bad TV series on Netflix, but a different person none the less. It's natural that alongside recovery I learned a whole variety of lessons - but that was just the start. The last six months have been a learning curve - I'm now actually closer to my 25th birthday than my 20th; and I feel as though I've had to grow up a lot in a really small amount of time. So, I thought I'd share some of my lessons from the last six months with you.
1: I'm stronger than I think
I have proved this to myself over and over again within the last six months - I've come through tough times, and I've not backed down in the face of pretty much anything. I've gone through uncomfortable times, sad times and difficult times - and I've survived them all and I've come out the other side stronger than I ever imagined being. Every new experience that I've survived has only served to make me stronger, and I've come out a competent human being (well, almost.)
2: Friends come from the most unlikely of places
Friends have come into my life from twitter, from years past, from dating apps - friends have come into my life and I'm so happy that they have. I finally feel as though for the first time in my adult life I have legitimate friends, friends that I can count on and turn to and speak to about just about anything. I've learned to open up to my friends, and I've learned that there are always people around me willing to give me support. I'd name you all but honestly, I don't need to because you all know exactly who you are - thank you for everything, I appreciate it.
3: My voice is important
This sounds totally full of myself - but if there's one thing I've learned since blogging through my mental illness and my recovery; it's that my voice is important. Every day I am thankful for every difficult post that I've ever written, because I know that it likely helped someone, no matter how slightly. My voice has made, and I hope will continue to make, at least a tiny bit of a difference and that is the lesson I've learned and cherish the most - the fact that my words can have such an impact.
So there's just some of the lessons I've learned over the past 6 months - thanks for every single minute of your support, guys. What lessons have you learned in the last 6 months?