Hello! I chose goodnightjournal.com because it is the only “public” yet “private” journal I could find that is not blocked at the school I am at. This is my first post. 

I just want to say that I have overcome a lot. I weigh 160 pounds, but used to weigh 280. People tell me I appear calm, but I actually suffer from PTSD. I blend in with my middle class colleagues, but I have lived below the poverty line my entire life. I am graduating this May with my bachelor’s, but my mom only has a 5th grade education. 

At one point I was suicidal, but I am now grateful for every day I have. 

It is my hope that I can make it through these last few months of college, no matter how difficult they have been. Getting my college degree has been the hardest thing I have ever done, but I believe I can make it. I have beat the odds in so many other ways, after all. 

Thank you for reading. 



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