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.