I love these threads. (:
I'm proud that I left, too. I was with X 600 miles away from my family, friends, everything I ever knew. I got tired of the abuse, and even though I was pregnant, left his ass. I packed everything I could in my biggest vehicle and went home. The following week I went back down with my brother and got my other car and the rest of my stuff. At the time it was HARD. I cried hysterically for weeks. He tried to get me to stay when I went back down to get the rest of my stuff - he's a master manipulator. It was too late then, sweet pea! My life was moving back to what I knew and loved.
I'm proud that even though I tried giving him a second chance, he blew it, and I haven't talked to him in over 4 months. I was tired of broken promises and tired of feeling awful all the time because of him.
I'm proud that I got myself a job at 5 months pregnant, rocked it, and made a lot of friends and references.
I'm proud that I got myself back in school ASAP - all while pregnant, finished this past semester with a 4.0 GPA (I'm one class away from receiving my certificate that I'll be finishing this semester), passed my 'fast track program' and took my national certifiation test last night(!) and passed! (: (To clarify; I have national certification now, and will have a separate college certification for the other)
I'm proud that even though it hurt, it still hurts, and I try to forget..that I can still keep plowing along. I know that it won't be easy, and feeling so timid about guys will take a while to get over..I still try to keep hope that there's a guy out there that'll love my daughter and I without limits, and if he's not out there - we'll still be ok and we'll just do our own thing!