200 days drugs free today, on my way to my first day of college.
Got disowned over the holidays, but I’m back at it with my own car, phone, and place to live - all self bought. It’s only gonna get better from here.
7 years ago my ex slammed my face into a bathroom counter and damaged all my front teeth. Last week my dentist fixed them all free of charge. For the first time in 7 years I can actually smile.
Today I won my 12 year battle with homelessness. For the first time since I was 16 years old, I finally have a place to call home.
A year ago my wife left me and my girls. I finally got the finalized divorce papers in the mail today! That means I officially have custody of my two tiny monsters! I’ve also lost over 70lbs in the last year, working to get healthy and watch these two grow up. Haven’t been this happy in forever.
Today is the one-year anniversary of my wife's passing. As I walked into my shop, I spilled my water. She gave me a reminder that today will be just fine. ❤️
My mugshot from two years ago following a massive PCP/benzo overdose and before homelessness and a trip to prison. I'm now two years sober, living a wonderful life and happier than I ever thought I'd be!
Please help me shock my husband by our picture showing up on his reddit popular feed. 😂 We spend evenings scrolling our reddit feeds together giggling & sharing posts with one another.
My sweet girl is CANCER FREE today!!!
Currently in a tough position money-wise and was about to be hungry on my birthday week but u/PM__ME___UR__BOOTY sent me three pizzas, two bottles of soda, and two cupcakes, and I just want the world to know he’s amazing
I’ve erased 100 titles by now because nothing can explain how happy I am. Four years of trying to figure out how to be an utterly single mom, homelessness, and living in my car, we finally moved into a real home. Obligatory floor pizza on the first night
13 years ago, I started medical school. I walked out today a heart and lung surgeon. Today, I am happy.
I'm 69.5 years old. I am down 140 pounds. The massage therapist told me I had a nice body. Made me happy!!! Strength and love to you all!!!
3 years ago, I had my first solo gig, where there were 5 people in the audience and I was nervous as hell. Last night, I had a gig in front over 1,000 people and loved every single second.
Quit my job Saturday, got dumped Sunday, aced my midterm Monday, got the job I actually wanted Tuesday, paid off all my debt on Wednesday, and spent the day with my dogs at the beach. It’s been a good week. :D
Dispite the everything that's going on, I got some good news today. I have a gin in hand to celebrate becoming a dentist!
Got my drivers license today, now im in the middle of nowhere eating taco bell at midnight
As of today I’ve been out of prison for one full year. A lot can change in 365 days, and I’m now a free, sober and productive member of society. I can honestly say I’ve never been happier, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
I've lost some weight. Can't stop smiling when I see a mirror now.
Before and after - 95 days clean from heroin today. I had money to buy myself new clothes for the first time in a very long time and I feel amazing.
1.5 yrs ago I shaved my head. I’ve struggled with depression most of my life and a lot of imposter syndrome. I have been dealing with cystic acne that leaves scars on the sides of my face and I’m just learning to be an adult. Your 20’s are hard, but I’m making progress and today I feel beautiful.
My son is Autistic. The best part of my day is the 20 minute night time routine with all his stuffed animals. Repetition doesn’t bother him (in fact he prefers it) so my same jokes totally kill every night.
After getting laid off twice in six months, and moving my family to a crammed apartment in a new city for a job I didn't like, I'm now at a job I love and buying my dream home. It has a bathtub.
I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression since I was 15. Since bringing Mia into my life just one week ago, I’ve felt more happiness and peace than I ever thought possible. With her by my side, I know 26 will be my best year yet.
12 years on disability, 7 years sober, 300lbs lost in 2 years and next week I move to NYC to start a new Job. Keep looking up and keep moving forward!!
From two weeks sober, to two years! Two years ago today, I decided I wasn’t going to let meth rule my life anymore. I worked to completely change my life and get sober, and I am the happiest mother and wife I can be!
Spent my entire life in a church that brainwashed me into following their dogma. I wasted my time working for them when I should have been getting an education. I am happy to announce that I finally got the guts to leave, moved across the country, and at 22 years old, I'm going back to University.
I put my paintings for display In a coffee shop for the first time in my life. I was so intimidated by the whole procwss but today I sold my first painting and I can't tell you how happy I am. Afterwards I broke down in the coffee shop bathroom. I'm truly very happy today.
I got Eagle Scout last night, after 8 years of hard work it still doesn't feel real.
A year ago today, I moved to the other side of the world, without knowing a word of any foreign language. Today, I passed a German exam permitting me to study at university in my first ever second language. Fuck yeah, life!
Drug addict for 8 years, went to jail in 2015, and went to the psych ward twice in early 2017. Couldn’t hold a job for more then a few months. Now Im 100% drug free for 135 days and a manager of McDonalds! In the fall of 2018 Im on track to fulfill my dream to go to Hamburger University in Chicago!
Two years in remission today and going STRONG 💪😎
18 months sober from alcohol and cocaine today. I feel calm, content, peaceful, and HAPPY 😊
Several months ago, I was asked to be a groomsman in a friend's wedding. I was embarrassed about the way I looked, so I decided to make a change. 3 weeks away and very excited.
She helped me get off of heroin after 6 years of use, she made me get a job and get my life together, and in 3 more months she'll be having my first child. The pic is old, but the life shes helped me reclaim is a brand new adventure.
Obsessed with theme parks my whole life, my dream of being a ride operator ended when I was confined to a wheelchair; well, thanks to some amazing people and hard work, my dream came true as I am now a certified ride operator! (I know it's nerdy but means the world to me.)
After 4 years, 75 rejections and 164 days on anxiety medicine, I published my first fantasy book!
I'm no longer suicidal and things are really looking up for me. I haven't been this happy in years, guys.
My super awesome dad just got his Ph. D (first doctor in the family, grew up dirt poor) and I’m so proud of him I just had to tell someone. Seriously Pops, you are, by far, the man I respect the most.
Heres a message from my dad, making me cry and shit.
When you and your girlfriend meet for a date and are unintentionally matching!
Today marks six happy months with my beautiful girlfriend
For the last year of my life, I’ve been living in a state of depression, isolation, and self-hatred. The last month has been the happiest I’ve felt in years; I’ve been seeing friends and feel truly confident in myself/my body. Not only do I not want to die, but I’m actually excited for the future!!
I have lost nearly 300 lbs in two years. Yesterday I met up with the nutritionist who got me on the track to reclaiming my health. Her look says it all.
It took 17 years, but I can finally call this country my own!
Depression hit me hard a few years ago...I’m finally taking steps to fight it. It’s not perfect, but I have my room back!
Well, folks. Today I have been sober for ONE YEAR. Coincidentally, this has been the best 365 days of my life. Perhaps even consequently so. All I know is that I feel great.
5 years ago I commented on a random meme a beautiful lady had posted..we began to text from there and her phone kept autocorrecting my name to Bahamas (Brandon). We joked that our Honeymoon would be the Bahamas....5 years later we enjoyed our first cruise to the Bahamas on our Honeymoon! Blessed!
Three years ago I attempted suicide because of my chronic depression and a traumatic experience. Now I'm about to graduate high school and as of yesterday I'm three years clean of self-harm!
Yesterday I sat next to my SO and told him I had 100% reached maximum happiness. We live in a gorgeous village with a hilarious dog, we love each other deeply and laugh a lot, I run a great business, his job is great, our parents are alive and well, we have lovely friends. Today he made me happier.
23 days sober, longest I’ve gone since I was 14. Starting a new job tomorrow. Just finished a hike. Got to play with my friend’s family’s new puppy this morning. Things are, for a change, going great!
We did it! We are now gal-pals for life!
I got engaged last night. I'm so happy my cheeks are about to break off.
I'd not eaten in three days and had no heating in minus degree weather. /u/RhysScurlock sent me this. Refused to be paid back. I'm so happy! (Deleted from /r/humansbeingbros for normal human behaviour)
I wanted to end my life when I was 16. My friend helped me during that time. Now I’m 28, a new Pediatric occupational therapy practitioner, and helping children grow big and strong! Sometimes we need a little help on our journey. :)
After three weeks of waiting, I've just received an email from the company I interviewed with, and I got the job. After nearly a decade working in the service industry, I'm finally going to be working a salaried career with full benefits. I could not be any happier!
The last few years have been pretty rough. But, for the first time in six and a half years, I have a dog and he's perfect!
Just got married! Haven't been happier in my life!
Graduated high school AND earned my Eagle scout on the same day!
Immigrated to the US over 15 years ago; finally became an American citizen yesterday! Almost cried at the ceremony
4 months ago I met the most wonderful human and the love of my life. This month we explore Europe together.
10.5 years ago, I was just going to a dance with a boy. I had no idea that we would choose to spend the rest of our lives together.
I’m 26, I just bought my first car that has AC and under 150k miles and I’m pretty fucking proud about it.
It may seem like such a small achievement to some, but for me this is huge. I've been drinking way too heavily almost every week since I was 19. Been trying and failing constantly to quit. Yesterday I marked 1 day sober. I'm proud of myself.
This past year home life became too much for me so I ran away to China to teach English. These kids think I’m the coolest person just because I have hair on my arms. I have never felt so much love.
My wife sent me this picture of herself because she was feeling pretty. She's recently gotten help for some mental health and we've had some rough family moments and although it's an ongoing process, I'm so proud of her and seeing her smile warmed my heart.
A $77,000 weight off my shoulders- Student loans are finally paid off!
I’m in remission! AND I have a hairline again (well, sorta...)
Found a good job after a year of unemployment, moved out of the inlaws and gonna be a daddy!
It’s been a slow process, but I’m slowly becoming more confident (and thinner) than I was last year.
Me (23) and my son (1) went to the ocean for the first time. It’s our first big outing since my husband took his own life 7 months ago! It’s a good day!
After 5 years of 4am starts and working myself into the ground today I handed in my notice and will be starting my new job in 4 weeks (8am-4pm!) It feels amazing.
My little brother’s high school hosted a dance for students with special needs. He had a blast!
8 years for a 2 year degree. Not worth much these days, but it's mine and I worked hard and went through quite a lot for it. Never give up.
A year ago i was in a bad car accident. My vehicle landed on-top of my pelvis, split it in two and shattered my hip socket. I was trapped for 40 minutes, at 10:30pm the temp was -20°c and i had a 6 hour surgery the next day. Today I celebrate being Alive!
20 and college dropout on the left ... 23 and Nurse on the right :-) the biggest change I made was self-love. ❤️
I hung up my art at a restaurant at Pike Place Market last weekend, a step up from the cafes I've been in the past. One of the employees just sent me this saying this is the first time in a while a customer has ever actually LOOKED at the art on their walls. I'm BURSTING WITH HAPPINESS RIGHT NOW
I'm 103 pounds under my highest weight. An old celebration would have been with food, but I decided to hike. So happy right now.
Today was the first day in many, many months, that ive actually put effort into an outfit, put on shoes I had to tie, or properly gotten ready to leave the house. I have extremely severe depression and anxiety, so its very hard for me to do these. I never leave the house. I left the house today.
I suffer from severe depression. Traveled more than 6000 Miles (9800 kms) for a solo vacation to L.A. I never been this happy in years.
Sobriety has given many things back but this one is the easiest to see. 220 days and it keeps getting better
Last March, my baby was born at 23 weeks. In about one week, she'll be a year old. I've never been happier.
After 4 years of being out of school due to a Traumatic Brain Injury, I am lucky to be able to call myself a student again.
I ran my first race today! It was a 6.5km and I did it in 44:27! I trained for two months (and lost nearly three clothes sizes), having never been a runner before. I’m so dang proud of myself!
After my wife and I had two failed pregnancies last year, we just welcomed our little boy into the world. I can't believe it! ❤️
My husband laughing hysterically during our wedding vows. This photos always makes me smile.
Last year I started learning my girlfriend's native language because her parents didn't speak English. This week I asked their permission to marry her in Portuguese :)
My three week old son just got out of a successful surgery and I cannot explain the relief my wife and I got to experience after a terrible night in the hospital!
Recently got a job. No longer having suicidal ideation. Enjoying my free time now instead of agonising over it.
My wife and I, three days after meeting.
After a long fought custody battle, today I became the legal guardian of my little brother and we're both just a little happy.
After getting out of psychiatric ward from suicide attempt I was surprised that all of my friends came to see me, was one of my best days.
Today was my first day after quitting my job and instead of having my usual 4-5 panic attacks a day, I only had one! I haven’t been this happy in so long.
After living my entire life with bad teeth due to genetics/poor dental hygiene/drug use, I’ve finally fixed them. First time in my life that I’ve had a nice smile.
After a long year of being suicidal, cheated on, and sexually assaulted, I was finally able to enjoy myself again on a family trip to Disneyland and make new friends. I didn't think it would, but it gets better.
9 years ago I was suicidal and ready to die, now I’m my week old son’s favorite place to fall asleep.
I'm going to marry my best friend in two days! I'm so full of nervous excitement!
My Nana gave me this today. She has dementia and doesn't remember much, I will treasure this.
Together 7 years this December and she still walks outside to watch me go to work every day. I'm still totally in love with this woman.
It’s been a bit since I’ve felt this happy, I finally found a group of people I really like, and have a lot of friends with the same interests as me
My girlfriend just finished her degree in Painting. I had to share how happy she was during her Senior Show. Congratulations love!
My mom is one of the hardest working individuals I know. Coming from a war torn country, she’s spent her life supporting overseas family and raising four sons. She rarely ever splurges on herself. Today, she bought a Louis Vuitton purse and she’s so happy :)
I bought my first home!
I’ve struggled with body image and self esteem issues my whole life , but after successfully going shopping for a grown up outfit I realized I finally like who I am. And that makes me very happy
It’s 4 am, my eyes can barely open, baby finally asleep, mission accomplished
Due to depression and suicidal thoughts, I never thought I would make it out of my teen years. Today, I turned 20 years old after some of the happiest months of my life. I’m running a successful business, doing lots of art, and living my life. I’m excited for my 20’s!!!!
My boyfriend of four years was paralyzed in a car accident. Here we are two years after the accident and our little family makes me happier than ever. We rock and roll together.
Update: just ran 2 miles without stopping, a lifetime first for me, and shaved almost an entire minute off the time (~11:30 to 10:40). All the encouragement yall gave me on the last one is what really helped me push myself.
Many vet visits, a surgery, and long recovery later...
After 9 years of battling addiction, I am almost ten months sober. I got a new smile today after years of dental problems and I can’t even describe how much I love it!
2015 vs 2017 My skin has been better for a while (shout out to the pill) but seeing this old photo compared to a new one (where I’m not even wearing make up) made me so happy I just had to share it somewhere!!
I've been wearing glasses since I was 8 years old and have always been severely short-sighted. I just got laser eye surgery and now have 20/20 vision. I cried the first time I realized I could see all the leaves in the trees without my glasses. It's a good day.
Exactly 2 years after my attempted suicide when I was 13, I finally feel stable and happy!
Rented a car and drove 20+ hours so my pup could play on the beach. I love seeing her this happy!
After being out of school for the majority of my sophomore year due to severe depression, today I attended my first day of Junior year at a new school and absolutely loved it!
I've never felt more supported - she takes me to different corners of the world but even the simple corner of our own bedroom is 10/10
After trying for years we finally got to meet our pride and joy.
Six months ago, I was parking on train tracks. With the help of doctors, counseling, friends & family, and active self-care... I’m here today, to post a photo of myself smiling.
After 19 years, I have won my battle with trichotillomania!! Reddit I present to you my first head ful of hair since 3rd grade!
My daughter won a medal at the Special Olympics. There was a time where doctors told us she wouldnt survive infancy. Very happy weekend!
Instead of wasting away in my room, I gave anxiety the bird and met up with good friends for some Pokemon Go on the hottest day of the year. Looking like an idiot but not caring!
My wife and I when we were in active addiction, vs us in April 2017. We now both have over five years clean from drugs and alcohol and we have a 3 year old girl. Life has been challenging but compared to our old lives, we are quite literally living a dream!
After 4 years of struggling with infertility I finally have the family I dreamed of
My best friend was born 3 years ago and I just had to get us matching hats. He brings so much happiness to my life 💙
I'm fifteen years old and in hospital at the moment due to my mental health. My dream job is to become a florist. Today I got the chance to make a bouquet. It's not the greatest, but i'm proud of it :)
After 5 years of being told and being made to believe I was just incredibly lazy, I finally was able to see a psychiatrist. I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and prescribed antidepressants. I have accountability partners, I’ve started working out, and I’m finally ready to try again.
Finally saved up enough to get my own apartment. Its not much yet but i cant wait to make it home.
I got my Order of the Arrow sash in Boy Scouts today!
Got the all-clear for triple-negative breast cancer in early January. The sun came out the other day, and just because, I put on my sunniest outfit, and twirled about with genuine joy. My husband took this photo :)
My language delayed son called me mommy for the first time in nearly 3.5 years!
Today I completed my final (out of 3) state electrical exam and earned my Utah journeyman electrician license!
800 days since diagnosis....my 7 year old JUST took her last dose of chemo tonight. What a freaking trip.
My now-wife and I got the case of the fuck-it's, cancelled our massive $20,000 October desert wedding, and eloped while on vacation in Maui on Friday. My favorite person said 'I do' in the middle of my favorite forest on my favorite island in the world. Happy is an understatement.
At risk of sounding vapid, Im happy at how genuinely content I look in these pictures from tonight. 3 weeks ago I was suicidal & depressed, today my friends got me outta bed and dressed up, smiling and confident for the first time in a long time(:
A little tired, but still happy. Our wedding afterparty in the drive-thru line.
I was on tv today for a cake I made that was recognized by my local news! I've been working constantly, and even having some deep depressive episodes, but I feel so accomplished to have my work recognized!
A couple that I served on the 4th of July left me this awesome note on the back of their receipt. Totally made my day!!
I've lost a lot of weight and can finally see it when I look in the mirror, this is the first time in months I've dressed up and felt genuinly decent looking :)
I’ve struggled with depression my entire life. Riding on the beach with my wife today is the happiest I’ve felt in a very long time.
I only get to see my little sister once every 4 months when I come back for 2 weeks from a semester of school. She always gets so excited when I come home!
Went on my first audition after a hiatus (screw PTSD), booked the gig and smiled with teeth for the first time in over a year!
I’ve been struggling with depression and anxiety for the last 5 years, I took my hobby and decided to get a job at a bakery. I finally feel myself getting better! Life is good!
2 years ago I was addicted to Meth and was knocking on deaths door. Today I have been sober for 2 years, have gained my family back and have an amazing job working as a Peer Support Specialist
5 months ago, I started preparing for an audition for my dream role by taking voice lessons and prioritizing diet/exercise. Today I found out I didn’t get the role, but I nailed the high notes in my audition and lost 15 pounds. I’ve grown so much and I’m still calling it a win! 😊
We met 9 years ago & then he took me on my first date. Life happened, he battled through a 6 year heroin addiction, jail time, and rehab. I battled through extreme anxiety, depression, and 2 toxic relationships. This year we reconnected and on Christmas Eve he proposed. Never been so happy & whole.