The world is such a beautiful place, and people are such amazing and complex creatures.

As short as my time has been here on earth, and as tumultuous as it life can be, I’m extremely grateful to have been able to experience it the way I have, with challenges to overcome, the curiosity to ask others “Why?” and the courage to ask myself “Why not?”

I’m especially grateful to have been born able to learn, to see the many opportunities and adventures available wherever I put forth effort to make them happen.

I am thankful for the ability to face reality head on, to accept who I am, without addiction, escape or false security.