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I can’t believe I’m posting this my friends. Almost a year ago, I was in such a dark place that I danced around the idea of self harm and taking my life during the peak of COVID. I told myself (as a SC) that I’d focus all my efforts entirely on becoming M and that having this goal would help me. I was just told moments ago that I’ve been promoted. I am so happy.

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Mhmm. I’m so happy that you have channeled that energy elsewhere. Unfortunately, getting a promotion is a bandaid on a gash. Please please please go to a therapist. If you need help on getting started on the process, feel free to dm.

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Well, because you didn’t provide a next step. I agreed that it didn’t sound healthy either, but there wasn’t anything constructive in there haha

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Congratulations! But I second what EY1 said, it’s always a good time to seek out therapy, and now that you’ve achieved your short term goal it would probably be helpful to address some of the underlying ideas/feelings that led to your thoughts of self harm (I assume they weren’t 100% related to just not being a manager.) Reward yourself with some self care! 💜

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Whenever you’re in that place, make sure you talk someone about it. Nothing is ever worth losing your life. Congratulations to you OP.

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Thank you so much for your kind words. It’s been a tough journey alone but I hope I get there one day.

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Congratulations I love you

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Don't take life too seriously. We're all gonna die anyway, might as well just figure out what stuff in life you like and enjoy the ride! Then we'll move on to the next one in a blink of an eye.

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Thank you all so much for your kind comments. It was such a tough road but I made it. I didn’t react much when I was told but broke down shortly after with a huge amount of relief.

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That doesn’t sound healthy.

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Congratulations! As well as the promotion (which is great!), you are valuable to the world in so many tangible and intangible ways. Always remember that.

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Omggggg congrats!!!!! So happy for you and proud of you Op!!!

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I thought they announced promotions over a month ago.

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Amazing news. Congratulations!

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YAY!!!!!

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Congratulations ❤️

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Bless you and your future. The greatest congratulations!!!

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OP- Happy for you and congrats! But you should consult a mental health professional anyway. Work and your rank should never come close to measuring your self-worth.

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Congrats!! That’s amazing!

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That is amazing news! Feel free to dm me if you would like any support

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Congratulations! As someone else suggested, please please visit a therapist. Love you

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Thank you. Love you too 💙

On a more important note, if there’s anyone out there who feels similar to what I described, please please reach out to someone or me. Happy to provide anonymous support no matter what the situation is or where you are located.

Well deserved! Cheers! Happy you’re still with us!

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