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How to Get a Life.

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 10, 2013, 3:07 AM



Exactly a year and a half ago today, my mother had turned to me and told me something. She had said, "You will never manage in the real world. You will never be independent. Stop trying, you just don't have it in you."

Today, I am happy to say, I have proved her wrong. Because I did exactly what I was supposed to do. I went out and got a life, and the kind of life I am proud of.

Over the last year, I have found my soulmate, completed my Masters, gone to Sweden and South Africa, got a job as a teaching assistant in a special needs school whilst I figure out my PhD and, as of the 8th of March, will be moving to my own very nice apartment with K.

Remember this. If I can do it, ANYONE can do it. I am not special, I am one of the 99 percent, and if I have the strength to fight, it is because you were all by my side every step of the way. Thank you...thank you for being there for me. Thank you for helping me change my world for the better.

I am back for good now, and I am going to try and get answering all the comments I haven't answered yet. I am so sorry about the delay, please please forgive me. :hug:

I love you all. :heart:

  • Listening to: Mermaid by Okkervil River
  • Reading: The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer
  • Watching: The Borgias
  • Playing: the ukulele
  • Eating: Bananas
  • Drinking: Milk
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:iconmr-hawkens:
Mr-Hawkens Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
It always makes me happy to hear when your life is going in a good direction. I'm proud of you.
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Crystal-Magic13 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What was the hardest part? What surprised you?
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Crystal-Magic13 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations, I'm glad for you. ^^
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drawformyne Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
happy for you :)
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confidenceAlive Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's a little late, (I've had many other things to take up my time) but BRAVO!! :D You're standing in the doorway to living, and it's going to be nothing short of a crazy-awesome ride from here :D
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LovelyDearyYou Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so happy for you! You work so hard and persevere through so much. Thank you for being an inspiration to so many!!
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Gracerain Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So wonderful! You're one of those special people who make other people happy when you are happy, and all of your followers are very happy for/with you! It's very important for people to remember that you CAN do whatever you set out to do, if you just don't give up or give in!
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ink4blood-manga Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
DUDE!!! YOU ROCK! That's amazing and so damn inspiring!!! :) :) You're awesome!!!!!
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XxblackblossomxX Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so proud of you! Live happy!
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Kailani-e Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:hug: Thank you. We love you too! Good luck in life! Congratulations and happiness for you!
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LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Writer
"I am not special"...you are very special, dear. The sooner you realize that, the sooner you recognize that your achievements are only the beginning of your life. You will do so much more than you have already done, which is enough for quite a few lifetimes.

Congrats on your developing relationship with K and kudos for you for proving your mother wrong.

Though, I hope you know that none of us on dArt ever doubted you, we support you in all that you do. You deserve all of the love you find and more, undoubtedly.
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Cinders-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Well done Hun :)
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HarukaMoon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Writer
That's wonderful. It gives me great hope that I to can make a life for myself.

Congratulations!
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
hmmm... eh... ummm... my input to this Journal will probably be kind of creepy so I would start and stop with...

Good for you! Hope others do it too! Yahoo!
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InvisibleColour Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I'm so proud and happy for you...! I've been reading you work since forever, and each time you brighted my day with another storm of beautiful worda I wished with all my strengh for your happiness. Congratulations on this new moment of your life, and may the broken girl never have to cry again!
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edge-of-psychosis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So happy for you:heart:
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AmIProdigy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am very glad for you!!!! Your mother was wrong to say that. Anyone as strong willed and creative as yourself could get past any problem. Life has it's trials and tribulations, but they can all be conquered with creativity and determination!!!!!
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Kaelan-Pixie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I'm happy to hear this sweetheart. You deserve it more than you think.
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
:hug: Good for you! :woohoo:
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astrangeallure Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Good news....and congrats. :)
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Blissful-Day-Dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Writer
Eugh, you beautiful and fabulous creature! I remain wildly jealous, and somewhat proud of you; I'm so glad it's all coming together :glomp:
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Anori-chan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations! I'm so happy to hear that, and you deserve it so so much :heart:
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cosmosgrl19 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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I am so happy for you! Congrats, sweetie!! I'm so happy for you! :heart:
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w-anderlust Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Writer
(: That makes me really proud of you. Sometimes I worry a lot that I'll do a horrible job when I get out on my own, but at the same time, I can't wait to leave. I've always been very independent but when I think about being on my own it's kind of scary. This gives me hope, although I'm sure even a year ago you could have done this because you're a very strong person (: I hope you have a nice day, sweetheart<3
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
And I am positive that we are all absolutely ecstatic that you did just what you have. I know that I am personally very happy to see you as happy as you are. :)
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13th-ZodiaK Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
We love you too!! :tighthug:
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signalspells Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Writer
ditto
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willwriteforhearts Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Writer
So proud of you, this is awesome!
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Krusnik03 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad that you were able to turn something hurtful into something inspiring. :) Thank you also for sharing your accomplishments and empowering people to do what you have done. You are a truly encouraging person.
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Sabbatticus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hardship can make you stronger... or destroy you. The choice is yours. Congrats!
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Kiwifyed Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you're back and doing well! :hug:
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so-so-man Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Congratulations on what you have done! It's a great thing and great feeling to do what you intended to. But you're wrong about numbers I'm afraid - you're not one of the 99%. It's maybe 33, 21 or maybe 13 or only 7% or even less. Not many people get what they want, the big majority get what they can get. But... the bigger is your luck and success. So once again - congratulations and be happy! :)
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SteffenC-itsjustme Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are beautiful and I am so happy for you. <3 Got me thinking, I'm not happy with all aspects of my life, but I'm on my way of changing myself and thus aslo changing my life. I'm waiting for that defining moment, waiting till I'm ready to create that moment, where I choose between the different priorities in my life and start accomplishing some of my goals.

I've realized something. Changing oneself is only hard, when you haven't r e a l l y decided to change. Once the decision is made, for real and irrevocably, everything becomes much easier. It's so much easier to fight, when you've decided exactly what you want to fight for. All I need to do is make the decision.

Thanks for the inspiration :) and happy Chinese New Year ^^
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Copperfrost Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Congratulations on all of this! You definitely deserve it~ ^^
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Teirra-Misaki Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
omg youre gonna be living with K now? awesome, congrats!
damn right you proved her wrong! stick it to the wrongdoers haha
im so happy for you, hope everything keeps going as well as it is now!
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Regularsonicfan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Writer
Thats great! Good for you! ^_^
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mintybreeze Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That's great. I've been currently stuck between a rock and a hard place so it encouraging to know of such positive news, that we are not defined by what other say or think of us. Thank you.
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imaterribledrawer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Good for you!
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Charonspass Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I'm so happy for you ! You're a beautiful, wonderful person, and you deserve the life that awaits you : a great, happy life with someone who will love you by your side.

:hug:
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MintyMintamin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I will always forgive you, dear.
You're living the life you wanted,
You proved to others that you can take what you can reach,
And build it anew.
I believe you're going to live a very happy, and long life with K.

Maybe this whole journey, In A Year and A Day, was a quest for eternal happiness. You have passed all the trials, conquered your demons, survived to the end. Was it all worth it? I believe so. Now, go have fun with your life, Untamed.
I'll be rooting here for ya at the sidelines. . .
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MurphyParys Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
8th march is my birthday! :D Looks like we both have something to celebrate. XD

You go, girl! c:
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Two Thumbs up!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   General Artist
:huggle:
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soultaker82 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This sounds fantastic! I'm really glad that you set your whole life in good direction, I believe in you! :hug:
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