Letter Number 4 (An Ode to Us)

January 1, 2018

This year does not hold the same feeling in the air as the previous years of my life around this time. It doesn’t seem as exciting. Nor does it seem like anything too noteworthy to celebrate. Am I happy that I made it to see the beginning of 2018? Of course! However, something is definitely different this time around. I don’t know if it is that this year was an emotional roller coaster or maybe this is where older people may say, “Oh, you’re growing up, is all.” All that may be true, but it’s more than that. I have dealt with depression and somehow this year has tested me more than others. Each day that passes seems like a celebration of its own. I appreciate making it to the end of each day and feeling like I won a battle and when I wake to the sunrise it feels like I won the war. Then, it starts all over again. I know it seems like a sad thought, but it’s not though. It is a positive. To anyone out there who had a shitty year and doesn’t know how they’ll make it through another one, well I’m with you. You don’t know me and I may not know you, but together we made it through 365 wars. So, here’s to celebrating each day like one would the New Year. We did it and we will keep doing it again and again.

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