On this day three years ago I tried to end my life and subsequently ended up in a coma in the ICU for a couple of days.
Today, I woke up in bed next to my beautiful girlfriend in our beautiful little home.
Today, I picked up my two year old niece and the kiddy I mentor and took them to the playground.
Today, I played Playstation with my girlfriends’ brother and his girlfriend.
Tonight, I spent hours in bed with my girlfriend cuddling and talking and kissing and doing other things.
These people I have just mentioned are some of the most important people in my life and they make me happy simply being in their presence.
If I had been successful in my attempt three years ago I would have never met or gotten to know a single one of them. I wouldn’t be able to hold my niece, to make my kiddy companion laugh, to play zombies with my girlfriends’ brother. I would have never been able to kiss my girlfriend or watch her dance around the house or watch her cuddle her dog and bully my cat or sing stupid songs with her or listen to all the important things she has to say.
I would have missed out on all of this.
Please hold on; if you leave you’ll never get to meet the people in your future who will make your life beautiful.
My niece has my hair texture and we look a lot alike lol! Since I’m the only one in the family with this hair texture I’m making sure that she grows up loving her hair and not feeling pressured to change it. Listen there’s nothing wrong with wanting to straighten, dye, or cut your hair, I’ve done all three plenty of times. I have no problem with the changing your hair for personal satisfaction. I have a problem with changing your hair for social satisfaction. I just want my niece to love herself without any terms or conditions.
“I have a neice who is half Japanese so she really loved Big Hero 6 when it came out. I got her a Baymax plushie and she runs around the house, saying ‘We gotta find the man in the mask, Baymax!’ I’m so glad this movie makes her happy.”