Lately, I’ve been doing some thinking about where I am in life, almost at a crossroads, trying to decide where I go from here because I don’t understand which idea to work on first. You all have always been there for me whenever I’ve needed to make sure that my ideas don’t make me sound like a madwoman. Thanks for reminding me that I am, indeed, a madwoman, but one you’d always love and support. I wouldn’t be where I am right now if I didn’t have the kind of encouragement that I keep getting from all of you, every single day.
It doesn’t really matter how long I’ve known you. If you’re somebody who has been rooting for me, I just want to let you know that I see you and I value each and every single one of you for doing that. For somebody who writes pretty much every day, I can be pretty overwhelmed and out of words when it comes down to expressing my gratitude for all of you when one of you does something nice for me. Just know that I really do appreciate every single gesture— whether it’s sharing my work or leaving words of encouragement in the comments.
First, to my family, for supporting me in what I want to do in life, no matter what the rest of the world has to say about it, thank you. A lot of people don’t get the same kind of support from their families and I just got really, really lucky in that department, even though I don’t always admit it. Everything I do is to make sure that I don’t let any of you down, the way you’ve never let me down when push came to shove. It can’t be easy putting up with me on a daily basis because you tell me I’m a handful, so thanks for doing that anyway. I love you.
Next, to my closest friends in the whole wide world, I could have not asked for a better family outside of my own. I would have never imagined being friends with such amazing people, each one so unique I cannot help but have heart-eyes for all of you. You’ve always cheered the loudest for me and have always been quick to defend me whether it was to my face or behind my back and I love you for that. I only hope I am worthy of your friendship and I often find myself thinking about how on earth you’ve accepted me as one of your own and stuck by me through thick and thin. You are truly the best.
To the love of my life, I cannot believe how much love and support you have for me. You’ve always reminded me that I was strong enough all by myself and that I didn’t have to feel overshadowed. You’ve reminded me that I am a warrior and that I should never give up because I’m good at what I do. We might be miles apart at the moment, but you’ve never made me feel insecure about it. I am so grateful for your presence in my life and I love you with all my heart.
And to everybody who has followed me on this journey, no matter what it is that I do, you’ve all been so wonderful and if I’ve had the courage to go ahead with this website or keep putting my works out there, it’s only because I’ve had a lot of people constantly encouraging me to keep going. I’m not saying that I live for the validation, but a little bit of recognition can feel so good, and sometimes, it is just the kind of push we need to keep going and improving at what we do. Thank you for being that support system.
Maybe the world isn’t such a bad place after all. You guys give me hope.
The Shubhster. Xx