I'm in my midtwenties. I'm in college and working part time. I deal with bipolar and PTSD full time. I've found good medications that are allowing me to live my life as the me I knew before my first depression and mania. I still have my days where I think everything is going to crash and those where I think the rest of my life will go smoothly. I tend to try to keep a healthy median so I'm not too disillusioned.
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." -Ralph Waldo Emerson