It's my birthday.
I'm twenty eight.
And I'm happy to be here -- to be alive; to be part of this grand, wonderful world; to know that in small ways I am changing the course history.
I am so happy to be where I am. Ten years ago, I was struggling to keep from drowning. Five years ago, it felt like I had no hope. Some days are still difficult. But today, I can unconditionally say I love myself and I am proud of who I am and how far I've come, and I celebrate this life that I have created, where once I saw no future.
I am at peace, and at peace with myself.
I am empowered, and comfortable, and I feel safe.
I am happy.
Thank you for being part of my story.