30th Birthday Reflections

Today is my 30th birthday! As is my habit, I thought I’d share some reflections on the past and some hopes for my future. This year, I find myself looking back not only on the past year, but on my twenties as a whole. I recall that, upon entering my twenties, I thought that myContinue reading “30th Birthday Reflections”

Goodbye 27, Hello 28

Today, September 8, marks my 28th birthday. As such I thought I’d look back at the past year and forward to the coming year. I am certainly not where I thought I’d be at 28. I still rely on ODSP and don’t have a steady source of income outside of that. My housing situation isContinue reading “Goodbye 27, Hello 28”

Poem: 27 Going On 28

I walk through the parkReflectingFilled with gratitude.I see how far I’ve comeThis past year.I see how farI still have to go.I have becomeThe leader I hoped to be.The leaderMy mentors saw in me.I am healthierThan I’ve ever been.QuickerStrongerIn controlSelf-aware.I have foundA communityTo call home.My mind is clearerThan it’s ever been.I know myselfAnd even love myselfMoreContinue reading “Poem: 27 Going On 28”

Poem: 27 Approaches

The clock is tickingDays passing by27 fast approachesAs summer nears an end.What a year it has beenFilled with darknessConstantly remindedHow far I have to go.Wish I were betterStrongerMore loving.Approaching my birthdayFeeling very alone.Yet I do havePeople who love meMy friends and my family.I try to hold onTo faithHope and love.I fear I am doingMore harmContinue reading “Poem: 27 Approaches”

Poem: 26th Birthday Poem

Another yearHas come and gone.I seeHow far I have to go.Wrestling with lonelinessDancing with the dark.Searching for the right fitIn workIn communityIn love.I seeHow far I have come.Friends and familyLoving and supportive.Knowledge of selfGrowing ever deeper.Capabilities and skillsEver expanding.Holy SpiritGuiding and strengthening.I give thanksFor thisAnd so much more.Hope aboundsAs 26 begins.

A Look Back At The First 20 Years

Well, it’s official, I’m 20 years old now. Seeing as that’s a fifth of how long I hope to live, I thought it would be good to take a look back. I’ve grown a lot over the past 20 years–physically, emotionally, and mentally. I’ve found my place in the world and am pretty happy withContinue reading “A Look Back At The First 20 Years”