37. I’m so glad I’m still here today. I’m about to start my last semester of grad school, I have a wonderful boyfriend, and I have the most beautiful friendships. These past several years have been full of growth, joy, grief, fear, wonder, laughter, passion, grace, and an indescribable love for my people, my career, and this world. Life is a fucking mess that no one understands, but we’ll all die one day so goddamn it let’s live first.
38. You did well. You didn’t give up and you saved yourself.
All those hardships made the strong person you are now, so do not feel ashamed of your past and keep going.
39. I’d tell myself to get on medication sooner. I spent years refusing medication. It wasn’t until I turned 28 that I started taking meds, and it has completely changed my life.