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The best thing that happened in 2017 was…

The year has almost come to an end, and often times we think about what it is that we wish to accomplish in the upcoming year. Nevertheless, it is also as equally important to remember the positive things that have happened in our lives, so that we can continue to stir up the positive energy and create good vibes in our lives. For me, the greatest thing that happened this year was getting to receive the 2017 Emerging Adult Voice Award through the Keep the Promise Coalition. This is the greatest achievement I have received to this day, because it is a constant reminder that I was able to prove everyone who ever doubted me wrong and that I did not end up institutionalized my entire life. It represents my true inner strength, my determination, and my hard work. I definitely cannot wait to see what the year 2018 has in store for me.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you in the year 2017???


3 Replies to “The best thing that happened in 2017 was…”

  1. Allikat says:

    The best thing to happen to me in the year 2017 was definitely starting school! It was something drugs stole from me and I was determined to get back!

  2. Luz.Feliz says:

    That’s so awesome to hear Ally! Being able to be in recovery has helped me enjoy so many things the past couple of years that I personally didn’t get to enjoy in my teenage years so I can kind of relate. Even if it was simple things, like going out with friends, or spending time bonding with cousins, I was always institutionalized and just being able to get to spend time doing those types of things now means so much because I can actually enjoy it. Congrats on your achievement in 2017!!! 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ally I relate to you because Drugs took me out of school as well. I’m happy your back on track and going back to school I’m so proud of you! For me, 2017 was a huge year. I was struggling for two years after I left my first job at Whole Foods but in 2017 I was hired at two places and I got a car and a place to live. I am finally back on my feet. So overall 2017 was a good year for me. I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for me.


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