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”
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”
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”
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”
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.
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”