Today I caught myself pondering. 23 years on this earth gave me a lot to think about. Where I am now is definitely not where I thought I would be say 10 years ago or even 5. Although my life isn't perfect and I've had my down moments I can safely say I've had a pretty good life.
I was born in a free country and I was lucky enough to have a great childhood with loving parents to raise me and teach me (yay homeschool! :) ). I managed to get through school without taking out loans and went to a college that taught what I wanted to learn. I have a good job working with some pretty awesome people that provides me a stable income that can cover my current expenses plus an occasional pair of headphones. :) I have a great family both immediate and extended that have, no matter what, been there to support me through the good times and the bad.
My life may not be perfect but I'm dept free, living in a city I love, surrounded by amazing family and friends. Sometimes I lose sight of what's really important in life, getting caught up in the heat of the moment feeling sorry for myself and despairing over the unknown, but my friends and family were always there to comfort me and give me that safety net that kept me from truly losing all hope. I have been incredibly blessed both directly and indirectly.
So what I've just wanted to say is thank you. Thank you for letting me get to know you, whether it was only through digital space, or in person. I believe everything happens for a reason and there is a reason that I know all of you. You might have taught me something, comforted me, laughed with me, been a good listener, or been a good talker, distracting me from my own troubles. So I am so grateful to have met you all.