Who am I?

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend taking the time to watch the movie Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire.

Having just finished it myself, I can’t help but be left with an overwhelming sense of uncertainty. Uncertain about where I am now, uncertain about where I am going, uncertain about who I am at all, and how I got to be this way. This sense of ambiguity is coupled with the fact that today is my birthday. I am officially twenty-one years of age. A mystic age for most, delivering a feeling of accomplishment and excitement. I find myself, instead, asking “I made it this far, but where do I go from here?”

This is both a terrifying, and exciting concept in the same stroke. Terrifying for the fact that the unknown can often times be full of less-than-favorable outcomes; exciting in the fact that with the bad, comes the good. But, I digress. So to you, I offer this ending sentiment:

Learn from the past. Live for today. Look forward to tomorrow.

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