Reddit: People share how they got back on their feet

Sometimes we get into situations that just seem hopeless. These stories show that it is always worth hoping and moving on.

Let's not kid ourselves: in theory, life can throw a stick between our legs so nastily that we don't just fall, but are completely dazed for a while and no longer know how to get up again. At such moments or phases it may seem as if things will never go uphill again. But as Martin Luther once said: "If you can't fly, run. If you can't run, go. If you can't walk, crawl. But no matter what you do, it is important that you move forward."

On "Reddit" numerous people have shared stories that confirm this quote and show: however hopeless a situation may seem to us, the tide can turn at any time and our lives can be beautiful again. But for that we have to stay tuned – and move on.

People tell how they got back on their feet when they were on the ground

1. One step a day

"After my mother died, I set myself the goal of doing at least one thing a day. For a while, that thing was getting out of bed. Then brushing my hair. Then cooking me something to eat. Once out When my 'thing' became a habit, I decided to do something new. It took a while before I worked again. It felt like I was crawling while everyone else was walking. "

2. Find out what's up

"When I was 22 I lost a leg trying to commit suicide. Having to come to terms with a disability because of my own stupid act was extremely difficult for me to accept, but I decided to live and find out what I was going with my time and what I used to think I was too stupid and ugly to make anything of my life, but when I didn't have that much to lose, I suddenly got it going and dropped the victim role I'm 25 now, go to university, I'm clean and decent, I don't have many friends, girlfriends or family, but I'm happy to be alone with myself and my thoughts, and I think my prosthesis looks pretty cool . "

3. Patience and perseverance

"My wife died in June 2015. At the same time, I lost my job after taking care of her at home for three years. I became addicted to methamphetamines again after being clean for 22 years, my dog ​​died, I survived a fight but with a broken neck and head injury, I had to move out of our house because I couldn't afford it and left 30 years of memories as I had no place to take them to. I was alive two and a half years on the streets and in shelters for the homeless, but then within six months my whole life changed: I was granted welfare after I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a consequence of the drugs I used after my wife died I was even able to go back to my old home. The point is, I survived all of this because I persevered and moved forward. "

4. A mother's superpowers

"That will sound stupid to people who have never experienced anything like this, but my (ex) husband, with whom I was married for 17 years, cheated on me with my best friend. We had two boys of elementary school age with us whom he wanted nothing to do. Somehow I managed to kick him out. I couldn't stand his false apologies. But then I noticed my run turn into a walking pace, then a crawl. I struggled through each day. It happened two Weeks before the end of the school year and I still went to the graduation events and smiled even though the neighbors were talking about us behind my back. And I organized birthday parties all by myself and finally taught one of the boys to drive. I still don't know how I did it but somehow I got us all through this dark time. I didn't want her to suffer. And now that her father is only three miles from us Far away lives with his new family and pretends his sons don't exist, I still struggle forward with them on my shoulders. "

5. Everything in good time

"I graduated from high school in 2001, after which I started a four-year course. However, I was very depressed at the time and therefore rarely went to university. I dropped out after the first semester, but stayed enrolled. Three years later, I was de-registered for medical reasons. I did numerous sh ** jobs while attending community college, I found a decent job right before graduation, but then came a recession. I graduated, but was unemployed. When that After a year of unemployment benefits ran out, I decided to stay at university and finish year 4. I found a job at a gas station, was promoted to assistant manager after a month, and to general manager eight months later I later quit to work at a bank as ATM support, and another year later I was employed as a bank clerk. And now, five and a half years later, I'm in a new salary class doing data analysis while I am doing further training. "

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