I’m Feeling 22! A Birthday Toast

A lovely 8:30 am surprise
A lovely 8:30 am surprise


  • Driving into thigh-deep water.
  • Being a pushover about leftover moldy tofu.
  • Stress shopping.
  • Stress eating.
  • Starting to eat McDonalds.
  • Stopped working out.
  • Going back to McDonalds.
  • Subscribing to Netflix (but P&R and Orange are so worth it).

But really, this year has been the best year of my life. I got to live out on my own for the first time and push myself out of my comfort zone. I tried living in the moment and came to appreciate everyday life so much more. I fell impeccably in love for the first time.

Okay, maybe not, but I learned more about it: love will always inspire to create. I think a lot of people don’t know they’re only thinking of themselves half the time. You can always choose to be happy. Happiness comes from you helping other people; happiness is the journey of becoming who you want to be. When you give pieces of yourself, you’ll naturally find yourself with more pieces than you started with.

I got to meet people who completely changed my life. They’re fearless in who they are and chase after their dreams. They uncovered parts of myself that I didn’t know existed. On the other hand, I also met a lot of people who were quick to assume and judge, but that experience only made me more understanding and sympathetic towards others. My family, I love with my heart and soul to the end of the galaxy and back. Thank you for supporting me and always thinking, worrying over me.


I feel blessed today to share my life with you, humble reader. Over the course of the past few weeks, these reflections and your comments have helped me become a kinder person. You put up with my corniness like no one else. I hope we will be able to maintain and make more connections as time goes on. Now is an exciting time to be alive.

Truth or dare jenga
Truth or dare jenga





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