It was my birthday on the 27th of January. I turned 21 and in my 21 years of living, I guess this was one of the hardest birthdays for me. No, I am not depressed. I just didn’t think I had the strength to cope with whatsoever the day had to bring. Eventually, it was so much fun and I didn’t want for the day to end. I was just glad to be alive and with the people I love and love me. I still am. My small circle of friends and my family gave me much more joy than I imagined I’d get. The few days leading to my birthday was filled with emotional breakdowns, with fear and worry. Still, I am thankful for the kind of people I have around me. Always ready to pull you up. There’s no room to be sad. We launched on this day.…

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