It was my birthday.
I was walking in the rain, alone, my whole life flashing before my eyes.
The smiles, the tears, the mistakes, the success, the struggles, the fights against the odds, everything.
This time, there was a smile on my face, a genuine smile, for I have been through it all, holding my head high, never once giving up completely, losing my zest for life.
I still have a long way to go in becoming the woman that I am meant to be, but I am ready.
Come happiness, come pain, I am eager to learn, grow and discover ME.