You see, 21st birthdays (or any birthdays, honestly) aren’t these magical pills we take to fix everything wrong in our lives.
In these moments, these really dark, trying times, I would’ve given anything to hear someone tell me the exact same thing that I am telling you right now: What you’re feeling, regardless of how extreme, is valid.
I will never, ever be able to consciously put into words what this mere stranger has done for me, but I can say this: he mended a heart that I thought would never be full again, and because of him, 2020 will be the year that I rediscover who I am.
Keep fighting because your fight is worth it.
Don’t give up on yourself.
You will one day be proud of the woman you’ve struggled to become.
With every battle that we face, we become more and more resilient.
I can’t wait to be the person you fight alongside, the friend you can count on, and the partner you’ve always imagined.
Because our past doesn’t determine our future, but that doesn’t mean we forget it.
All the goodbyes. They led you to new hellos.