63 days ago is a momentous day for me. It marks the beginning of three years of me living a life that I know I will never be able to live out of a box. It marks a new chapter of my life, the culmination of a journey I have been living for the past three years and the beginning of a new chapter.
I hope you can all find some peace in these events as I know I was in good company when I wrote this. It marks the end of a year that was filled with many highs and many lows. It was filled with new beginnings and new opportunities. It was filled with dreams and a lot of tears and a lot of laughter. I am so proud of you for taking this next step into your future.
You see, I’m a newbie at all of this, so I don’t really know what it’s like to be in a place where you are living your dreams and planning the things you want to create. However, in the past, I have learned how to be a part of these types of events and have seen the people I have met and the people I have become.
I want to share with you a little bit about your new future, and I am sure I will learn a lot more about you. I want to say that I can see how you have grown and I know you are stronger than you were before and I know you are going to do just awesome things in this new future.
As a small child, I was the type of person who just wanted to be the best. I remember being so excited just to be playing “Go,” and I remember being so excited that I did a paper, and that was the one thing I remember with absolute clarity. No matter if I had a paper or not, I knew I had done a paper. And it was just a very concrete thing to remember. And I want to thank you for that.
A paper is one of the most important things a child learns, as you can see from the fact that I’ve spent so much time writing this. I had no idea that it was important, and it’s certainly not something that is easily forgotten.
It was also the one thing I did in school that I can remember for the whole school year. I don’t remember the first paper I wrote, but I remember the one I ended up signing. And that was the paper I completed in my senior year. I remember it so clearly. I can see it in my head, and I can remember everything that was in it.
When you write, it’s not just a creative act. It’s a tool for understanding that you are doing something that you know you should do. Writing is a tool for self-awareness, and because it’s so integral to our identity, without it it’s easy to just go along with the things that society says are important. Because, you know, we’re just the same.
I think that self-awareness is so important, like most of the other things that we need to do, because you can only do it so much. By the time you’re 24, you’re so wrapped up in your work you don’t realize that the world and everything in it is just an illusion. You can’t really get out of it, and so you just kind of live it.
So, we’re talking about self-awareness. That means we get to choose what we’re willing to let go of. We can choose to focus on what makes us happy, what makes us successful, what makes us feel good about ourselves, what makes us strong, what makes us feel beautiful, what makes us feel like we have a purpose, what makes us feel like we are a human being.