The past two years, and especially the past eight months or so have been really life changing.
I am in a place where I am actually able to hear myself.
I'm not just listening to the messages everyone else/the media/friends/parents/teachers tell me, I'm listening to ME.
Nothing feels better.
I'm able to be the person I always knew was inside, just dying to get out, but held down by the darkness that enveloped me for so long. I'm learning how to shine my own light, how to lift the darkness.
From now on.