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My birthday was last Friday, on the 5th. It was a bad day. It's been a bad week. In a bad year. In a bad... yeah.

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by wethedreamers

I just turned 23. I still feel like a child.

Please don't give me presents, unless the gift is time.

I just turned 23. There's still nothing special about me.

Meanwhile, my childhood friend just exchanged rings.

I just turned 23. I don't feel like myself.

I've never been mine. Daughter, sister, friend, nobody else.

I just turned 23. I wanted to be held.

My birthday was a cold one. I didn't expect anything less.

I just turned 23. On that day, all I did was slept.

Sleeping through this year; wake me on the next.

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HousecatBronze CommaA small kitten in a big world
a year agoReply
In the world of adults, everyone is fumbling to figure it out, and we all feel failure at times. I am sure you will find your place, and I hope you find it with ease.

wethedreamersCommabassadorAnd we're a million miles away.
a year agoReply
I hope every single one of you that commented sees this: I've never been so embraced and understood by a group of people in my life. I'm moved to the point of tears. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I really needed you. Thank you for the love, encouragement and support. My heart BEAMS.

pennySilver CommaI live for life
a year agoReply
amazing post. the others are right. keep being you. keep moving forward. day by day. 10 years from now and you'll look back and be proud!

shanaCommabassadorCommunity member
a year agoReply
great post and trust me, you are just beginning. 23 years old means you have a long life ahead. just one step at a time leads to a lot of steps!

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
You have written a profound story/poem Your words were descriptive and I think captured a life, your life, that has I need for warmth and you need to be needed. Was in serendipity that you posted here? We'll never know. I do know that you came to a community of the most helpful and compassionate people you will ever find. I am sorry you feel​ your life is over at 23. I am 72 and I am just beginning.

bluntpoetBronze CommaI am the weirdo smelling books' pages
a year agoReply
I really want to support you in this... Just remember that you are still so young! Let me give you some examples of people who figured their life out at a much older age that yours... Stan Lee created his first hit comic title, "The Fantastic Four," just shy of his 39th birthday. In the next few years, he created the legendary Marvel Universe, whose characters like Spider-Man and the X-Men became American cultural icons. Vera Wang was a figure skater and journalist before entering the fashion industry at age 40. Today she's one of the world's premier women's designers. Samuel Jackson has been a Hollywood staple for years now, but he'd had only bit parts before landing an award-winning role at age 43 in Spike Lee's film "Jungle Fever" in 1991. Henry Ford was 45 when he created the revolutionary Model T car. Jack Weil was 45 when he founded what became the most popular cowboy-wear brand, Rockmount Ranch Wear. Charles Darwin spent most of his life as a naturalist who kept to himself, but at age 50 his "On the Origin of Species" changed the scientific community forever in 1859. Julia Child worked in advertising and media before writing her first cookbook when she was 50, launching her career as a celebrity chef. Ray Kroc spent his career as a milkshake device salesman before buying McDonald's at age 52 in 1954. He grew it into the world's biggest fast-food franchise. Harland Sanders, better known as Colonel Sanders, was 62 when he franchised Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1952, which he would sell for $2 million 12 years later. If you think that by the age of 23 you are supposed to have it all figured out, you are wrong. Even Opra hadn't at your age! (I'm serious) So please don't be so sad, as you have such a big part of your life still ahead of you!