It’s in this hour of solitude that I give thanks. Not for anything in particular, really, just for this incredible opportunity I’ve been given, an opportunity to make something of myself in the years to come. I sit in a room this very moment with two rhythmic heartbeats beating within earshot. It’s hard to imagine where my life would be without this safety net of friends and family that I’ve weaved throughout the years. Ramesh has caught me every time I’ve stumbled and because of that, I’m more confident than I’ve ever been before. Even at their worst, things are at their best. I’ve been in love with that girl since the day I met her. Ally, Tony, Chris, Jan, Brad, Tannor, Alyssa, Rachel, Nathan, and so many others have helped me so much over the recent months, many of them without being privy to it. I don’t know. I guess I’m just really happy these days. Time slips away, but I don’t care. I’m just happy I get to spend time with these people. They’re all one of a kind, genuine people. I’m humbled to call them my friends. A lot of things are up in the air about the future, you know? Grades, careers, housing situations, money (it never ends), and studying—things can turn out any number of ways. But I’m gonna do my best to hold on to these relationships I’ve made. Everything else is meaningless with out them.
Nicolas Cage junk portrait
Nicolas Cage. Love this man, but I wish he would stop making such rubbish films lately!