So I have made it. I’m officially no longer a teenager, what a joyous day!
It’s strange when I look back on my life how much I have changed, and how much I haven’t in other aspects.
I was always a quiet child, and in some aspects still am that shy kid that I was all those years ago. However, during my twenty years of development, I have one by one broken down barriers in my life that have made me able to come out of my shell more and voice my voice more freely. I was always hiding something, hiding away so no one would suspect. It made me quiet and I hated it.
Now I’m happy being me and freely experiment and test boundaries to find myself and learn new things every day. Once upon a time I even found it hard to write down the phrase, ‘I’m Gay’. Now I would quite happily shout it from the rooftops and that’s me and it’s beautiful.
I have met and made friends with so many different people. My best friend Louise being the first, my best friend for life literally! Been my friend for 18 of the 20 years I have been alive.
My friends in school, uni, outside, everywhere. Such amazing and different people. All of which have carved their influence and helped me build the person that sits here writing this post now.
I’ve got into dating, had a relationship, broken up and moved on with my life and my business. I have nurtured my business to what it is now and on the cusp of debuting its first brand new social media sponsored marketing campaign. I am entering the last year of university and looking beyond uni to the big wide world ahead.
When I look back on my life, a lot has happened in the 20 short years I’ve been alive so far, makes me excited to see what I can squeeze into the next 20!