Today is my birthday and it would be neglectful of me not to thank the people in my life who’ve had a hand in getting me through 29 years of life. As anxious as it makes me being this close to thirty, I am endlessly grateful to have the opportunity to experience it all, despite my health. I may be on bathroom probation with hourly check-ins, but this is without a doubt a hundred times better than the alternative.
There are far too many incredible people I wish I could thank, and whether I get the chance or not, I like to think that somehow they know the difference they’ve made. So thank you to everyone who has been there for me, especially through these last few years. You keep me going when I don’t feel myself, or when things aren’t going my way. You stop me going places that are hard to get back from. You make sacrifices I can’t begin to comprehend. All of this so that on days like today my biggest concern is thinking about what I’ll do for the rest of my twenties, not wondering if I’ll make it through them.