~ May 21st. ~

The most important date in my calendar. Every year.

Every year for the past 5 years.

Through the years, this grief took on different shapes and forms.

From panic attacks, to late night bad decisions. From substance abuse, to traveling 7981k across the world. From sobbing uncontrollably in the shower for hours, to creating art. From saying yes to crazy experiences, to meeting new incredible souls.

This grief has shaped what my life is now.

May 21st is a date that changed the course of everything. And now it is a date that I get to celebrate an important death. And tomorrow I get to celebrate an important life.

Then every day after that, I get to celebrate this life. My life.