Here's the situation:
my friend got accepted in a job interview and described his feelings and how happy he was.
I wanted to say that I've had the same experience/feeling as he does when I got my first job.I found ''I've been there'' and ''tell me about it'' but I think these expressions have too much of a negative connotation to use here
what can I use?
This is our conversation
A) Hey, I got a job recently and I'm really happy about it.
B) I know how you feel,.....
I want a phrase for this gap like ''I've been there'' but with a positive connotation.
In addition, It can be any positive situations like ''falling in love'', getting a job'', ''passing a hard exam'' that both sides already experienced.