So much has happened in my life since the last time I wrote. There are so many things I should update you on: words I should be putting on the page, instead of keeping sort of locked away in my head. But I don't have time now - I barely have a moment to breathe between classes. The most important things are these two:
I feel confident that I am living up to my little button on the left of the page. The one that says "Survivor, Never Victim." I am not a victim. You cannot make me a victim. I can take a beating and give one back. I can stand in a storm and survive. I will always survive.
I have seen some of the worst in man: in his vices, his habits, his designs. And I have seen some of the best. I will spend the rest of my life thanking God that so much of the best exists in the friends and family that surround me so that I have the strength to survive the rest.