not to get knocked down
by the curveballs
being thrown in my direction.
I've succeeded, so far.
God, Faith, Family, Friends.
And then come all the other minor details.
I almost stopped tradition - I was going to skip out on writing something to end the year off but the ocd in me forced me to put down something to commemorate this past year.
I grew through further education. I finished a postgraduate program in Autism and Behavioural Therapy and finally realized what I wanted to do as a career.
I grew through experiences with family. They will always be the one foundation that I can always rely on. No bond like an Amante bond.
I grew through experiences with my best friends. I learn the most from these people. They are the better part of me. We fought, we laughed and we cried. And we shared the best adventures together - parties, latag-latag nights, and random, beautiful ass nights.
I grew through meeting new people. People who I grew to love, people who were just another face, people who entered my life for a short time to teach me a lesson. I met a handful of people who taught me some things that I will carry along with me as we move onto 2013.
I grew through working to help children with autism. There are so many people who are less fortunate than me so whatever I can do to help them, I have tried to do.
I grew through struggles with love, lust, admiration, and sexual tension. Discovering myself and discovering the opposite sex. Both physically and emotionally.
All in all, I have grown, went through changes, stood up for myself, and I can only hope to continue to grow as I carry my experiences and lessons learned into 2013.
Cheers to love, faith, friends, family, growth, change and thicker skin.
Baby face Mmmoris Chestnut
Morris Chestnut and Taye Diggs in The Best Man.