To the 16 year old me
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zahidah21, writing is my tranquility.
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I turned 21 on the 3rd of May, and every year on my birthday, I think about the person I was when I was 16. So this is something for her :)

To the 16 year old me

by Zahidah Binte Adnan

Today I turned 21

Who knew I'd live this long.

When I was 16, my life never mattered much to me.

Everyday, at 11:11, I wished for death more than anything else.

But now I am 21, standing straight on my own 2 feet.

I've finally graduated with a diploma.

I'm finally writing my stories.

Who knew I'll make it this far.. alive

To the 16 year old me, thank you

For not giving up on yourself

For not taking your life away, when you had every chances to.

For not letting your emotions control you.

For not giving up on your dreams.

For not giving up on getting better.

Thank you for standing up for yourself.

Thank you for taking risks and learning from your past mistakes.

Thank you for choosing life over death.

Because if it wasn't for you

I won't be here today, accomplishing the greatest goals in my life.

Because of you, I write today.

And I value my life better today.

Thank you 16 year old me, you were amazing.

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4 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil thank you so much i really appreciate it! tried to write it as personal as possible, while being relative as possible to anyone reading it!

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4 months agoReply
This is such a sincere and sensitive introspective that it makes me want to cheer. I loved this approach devoid of angst and self-loathing. You have inspired me to write a similar piece. Your stories are superb. Keep shouting them. Great work!!!!