Success Storiesthank you DDN for keeping me sane
By moomintrude Comments: 2579, member since Mon Mar 10, 2003
On Fri Feb 20, 2009 06:09 AM
I just wanted to put a post on here to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone on DDN, you are all responsible in some way for helping keep me sane over the last few years
If any of you have read my posts in the past (or my bio) you will know that I have been dealing with several issues from past over the last few years. I was bullied pretty much all through school because of my dancing and the way I looked. People didnt get why I would rather practice dance than hang out on the streets and getting into trouble. i was seen as a goody goody as I was pretty shy. Dancing was my life and I managed to survive thanks to my friends at dance.
Then at 15 I was in a very abusive relationship for a few years. He hurt me in every way imaginable and broke what little confidence I had left. I turned in on myself and began to self destruct. I turned to alcohol and drugs and became a person I am ashamed of now. At the time I couldnt see that what I was doing was wrong and that I needed help. I hated myself and everyone around me. I had also had to leave dance due to a back injury. My life was at rock bottom.
Then I discovered DDN. It has given me a place to laugh, cry, vent and just generally a friendly supporitve place to come and share things. I tell people here things I would never tell anyone else. it is thanks to the support of DDN members that I have managed to turn my life around. I am clean and sober (well I still drink some times but nothing like before), I am now in a counselling programme. I am facing up to my past and trying to move past it. I am back in education training to be a social worker. I'm back dancing - something I'd never have the confidence to do without DDN. Also I have recently met my wonderful boyfriend and am happier than I have been in a very long time.
So thank you to all of you out there in DDN land. You truly have made a massive difference in my life. I love you all