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Things that make you proud
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last post: Oct 17, 2021
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Things that make you proud

1 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-07 14:56
What are some things you have done that bring you a big feeling of pride?
2 Name: Paperplane : 2021-10-07 20:00
After school, I got into one of those studies where you go to university but when everyone else has vacation you work in training already and once you get your degree your employer will automatically hire you. It was stressful, the schedules were really cramped and I had barely any free time but in turn I was done after 3 years and already started earning monies day 1 when still in training.
Compared to most of my peers, some of whom are still studying non-subjects today and live off the state's/their parent's money I feel accomplished. Since my employer is the German Government I also got one of those life time contracts (I looked it up, it's a very German thing apparently) which means that I basically can't be fired. So I was effectively financially settled with a cozy job when I was 21.
I've always been more of the lazy kind, never did my homework and also barely got my degree and work isn't really for me but I kinda figured that just once biting the pillow for three years will give me a very comfy, risk free job where I can goof off most of the day and chill the rest of my life (the pensions for former state-employees are quite juicy compared to the common social rent payout here in Germany).
3 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-17 04:16
I'm proud I stuck it out through 2 bad jobs and 1 bad place to get to where I am now. I'm not done just yet, but I am in a much, much better place than I was even just a year ago. Looking back at what I was dealing with feels like an entire different world. On top of that I've gotten to make some really great stuff that, while not entirely all that complex, I can see having a difference in the real world and I don't mind putting out there with my name on it. It's a nice feeling. Getting money for the trouble doesn't hurt either.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-21 23:24
One is that though I'm disabled and've gone through a lot of pretty terrible stuff in my life, I'm in college for engineering and this summer I was in an astrophysics internship. I got the internship 'cause a professor recommended me to go into it and put in a good word because I was working really hard at school and he knew I'd be a good fit.

I've gone from suicidal and broken, hardly able to get through a day in school without crying to a successful engineering student and working in a really good internship over the span of six years. Sure, that might be slow for some people, I don't know, but for me that's really huge.

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