One year ago, this day was filled with tears, confusion, hurt, anger, and misery. Misery that took almost a year to get rid of for I held on to it because I thought I deserved to be punished.
Thankfully, my family, friends, and sometimes, even random strangers would always remind me that I deserve to forgive myself, let go, move on, and be happy again.
Today was filled with new friends, opportunities, and laughter. It's the complete opposite of last year. Last year was about goodbye and letting go. This year, it's hello and welcome.
Thank you to the people who stayed when I was at my worst. Thank you for getting mad because you knew that I was wrong and wouldn't listen. Thank you for listening. Thank you for reminding. Thank you for loving me. Most of all, thank you for not leaving.
I celebrate today on my own because as they say, you need to be happy on your own and love yourself first before you can be happy with someone else and expect others to love you.