Thirty Six

Thirty Six

Today is a special day for me, marking a milestone in my journey. It’s an anniversary that quietly brings to mind the ups and downs I’ve experienced so far. As I take a moment to look back, I feel a mix of emotions, both deep and impactful. This day holds significance beyond its date, reminding me of the challenges and victories, the growth and self-discovery I’ve encountered along the way.

Life has taken me on unexpected paths, and as I celebrate today, I can’t help but think about the hurdles I’ve overcome. It brings to mind a time when I had the courage to question the world I knew and break free from societal expectations. Embracing my true self was a transformative experienc, filled with both tough moments and liberating ones. Though it wasn’t easy, it brought me closer to living authentically and appreciating the beauty of being true to myself.

On this day, I’m also reminded of the bittersweet reality of lost family connections. The choices I made, the truth I sought, came at a cost. It’s been challenging to face fractured relationships and the pain of estrangement. But in that darkness, I discovered my inner strength and built a support network of chosen family and friends who have been there for me.

Now with each passing year, as I have begun to celebrate this day, really for the first time in my life, there’s a certain sense of apprehension about getting older and the passage of my years. But amidst that uncertainty, I choose to embrace it, recognizing that each year brings wisdom, personal growth, and a deeper understanding of the world and myself.

Today is more than just a a birthday—it’s a reminder of resilience and the power of authenticity. It’s a day for me to acknowledge the struggles that have shaped me and the victories that have propelled me forward. As I turn another page in the book of my life, I do so with gratitude, knowing that the challenges I’ve faced have molded me into the person I am today.
Here’s to many more! 💙

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