Today, September 27, 2018, is my nineteenth birthday. I wrote many versions of this that were all very different. I liked this one because it reflects on how birthdays have been for me as a whole, and then transitions to a short part about becoming nineteen. I hope this year transitions me away from my negative experience as a teenager and into a positive adulthood.
I always feel like I'm behind in life. That people I knew from high school are going on to bigger and better things, but I'm stuck. I see that I have potential, but no one has noticed it. I want to show the world who I am and what I'm capable of. I want to bloom.