I remember being really sad and scared on the new year because I was worried that this year would be as bad as previous years, if not worse. And I went through a lot of rough things this year, but despite that, all I can feel is hopeful and grateful. Because I became close with some of the best people I've ever met and I've become a happier and stronger person this year. And both of my best friends have helped me a lot in a lot of ways. Specifically, Annabelle helped me break out of my shell a little more and also kind of helped me to accept who I am a little more. And she was there for me every time I needed her and showed me that there actually are people out there who want to help you and be there for you equally as much as you want to help them and be there for them, which I never really had in a friend before I met my best friends. Nobody ever really made me feel important other than like, my dad sometimes, until I met my best friends. There are a million reasons that I feel grateful for having met her, and I love her a lot. She's a beautiful person inside and out and she's made an impact on my life and I hope that she grows into an even happier and stronger person along with me as time goes by. I'm proud to call her my best friend.