April 19th, 2012
It’s sunny and lovely in Boston and I feel relatively attractive and awake and these are all good things.
If you know me well, you know I personally celebrate April 21st as a HappyLifeGoMe! Day. I’m sure if you wanted the full story you could ask me nicely and I’d happily tell you (though if you ask me around other people I can assure you I won’t).
But I do also recognized the 19th. It’s kind of like my Good Friday and the 21st my Easter - not the best metaphor - the death of Christ probably should merit more attention than adolescent pain - but, oh well…
Basically the 19th was the last day I ever self-harmed (now you don’t even need to ask me in person - aren’t you lucky!). It’s been 5 years and I am ever so pleased with myself, though I understand if other people can’t relate to this kind of life-marker. But it turns out I’m a bit of a narcissist and I believe I have to be one at least a little to overcome some old insecurities.
I have this old box of stuff I might go through tonight, from that scary time in my life. I usually look at it once a year. I know I opened it over Christmas though (actually to get some writing material) and it feels kind of soon to look at it again. I’ll see, I guess - but it wouldn’t it be better if I had better things to do?
It’s just so strange. I remember 5 years ago so clearly, but it’s like remembering a character in a book. I feel that pain like I feel my favorite hero’s sorrow … but it doesn’t feel so glued to my skin anymore. At least not as often.
I am just so grateful for all the wonderful people and incredible opportunities in my life. I know I don’t exude this kind of optimism daily, but I like to think it’s part of my character right now.
So I apologize for how personal this is, but it feels good to write.
- pagesofpen said: I love you Natalie! I’m so glad you’ve come so far!
- life-is-magical said: I love you, too! You are so beautiful and wonderful and I’m so glad you are my friend. I hope that you have an awesome day today and everyday. And yay for puppy chow! :)
- owlficial said: You are seriously one of the most amazing people I have ever met and I love you so much and I love your face and your soul and also I’m super excited to make puppy chow with you tomorrow in honor of the 21st. :)
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