"I am not afraid of the dark."
-Me, 3 years old, under the covers, afraid of the monsters in my room.
"I don't need help, I am fine."
-Me, 7 years old, the first year of middle school, not being able to understand my homework.
"I am old, I can do what I want."
-Me, 11 years old, trying out smoking and dating, only because I was afraid of rejection from my friends.
"I don't care about my life, I am free."
-Me, 15 years old, going back to smoking to look cool, but also struggling to keep myself sane.
"This is so easy, of course I get it."
-Me, 16 years old, last year of high school, failing classes and worrying about my future.
"Of course I still want to live."
-Me, 17 years old, under the covers, afraid of the monsters in my head.