I've lost friends, I've made amazing new ones. I've grown farther from my best friends, and grown extremely close to strangers, I wonder how I ever lived without them. I've been betrayed by the people I trust the most. I've let myself trust strangers. I've thrown up through my nose. I've lost people, people have lost me. I've lost myself and found myself in places I never thought possible. I've done crazy things. I've fallen so hard I thought I'd never get up. I've been hurt so bad, I thought I'd die. I've laughed with strangers and cried with them. I've watched the person who was my world die before my eyes. I've danced in the rain. I've added weight, only to lose it again. I've let go of the people and memories that hurt me. I've jumped on my bed. I've eaten cake till my tummy hurt. I've fallen in love only to fall out of it. I've been lied to, I've been let down. I've forgiven. I've faced my fears. I've learnt from my mistakes. I'm wiser now. I've learnt to love myself for all that I am, my dark skin, my kinky hair. I've learnt that I might not be perfect, but I'm an amazing person. Absolutely deserving of all the happiness and love in the world.