One day before the new year starts.
Time will never cease to go onwards.
Romance de la Luna turns ONE!
I honestly didn't think I'd reach this milestone. It's been quite a long year. I remember when I first applied to college (2 years ago!), I used a past prompt from the University of Chicago or some other college to inspire me. It asked me to choose an object from the kitchen or garage and explain why it personified me. I wrote that I was a tire. The following words are taken from the closing paragraphs of my senior project back in high school: "In the beginning of the school year, I wrote that I was a tire. That I rolled over pesky trash bags, cups, dogs... That I ran over cracked streets and jagged terrain. I still am a tire". The last five words have never ringed so truly before. I still am a tire. There were, and still are, many obstacles on the path I created for myself. However, I know these falls from grace are necessary for my growth. It's been one year, and I've been through quite a lot. Let the new year come. Let us embrace these continuing cracks and jagged terrain that lead us to something more. May we stand up and "keep on truckin'," as my AP Spanish Literature teacher liked to say. (Good teachers stay with us forever.)
"Nevertheless, I still strive forward."
I will see you on the other side of the day.
Thank you so much for your love and support.