Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

It’s Okay to Own Your Victories

I got a big win yesterday, and it’s okay for me to claim it.

Photo by bruce mars on Unsplash

I have low self-esteem and self-image, and I will be the first to tell you about it. I’ve never particularly thought of myself as good at anything, and the thought that I am an expert at anything is enough to make me cringe. I mean, who calls themselves an expert at anything? It feels like bragging.

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Matthew Maniaci

Matthew Maniaci

Living with and talking about mental illness in an open, honest way to help break down stigma. I was one of those suicidal kids you read about. He/him/his.