This is 34 💐The days leading up to my birthday I’ve been feeling a bit melancholic (so many goals I have yet to accomplish; So many dreams I have left to make come true; I haven’t done enough with my life/voice/passion, etc etc) but as the day keeps unfolding I am reminded every minute how much I’m valued and loved. I’ve received messages from complete strangers with the warmest of encouragement and love, I was reminded what a nurturing work environment I have been fostered into, a family that is healthy and supportive of my (almost) impossible expectations of life, friends that are communicative enough to inspire me, and a boyfriend that despite the 6,000mile difference made sure I had flowers and a love note to start my day. We all have our struggles and this platform usually only recognizes our engineered happiness. So here is me crying. Crying because I recognize that I am allowed to feel sad but never without the overwhelming notion that above all I am grateful. Thank you to everyone that has reached out (and for those that will).