Today is my 10th birthday. Tonight will be so different than my first, but I will be surrounded by people I love, and who love me unconditionally. Ten fucking years since I left the church, my family, and every so-called friend I ever had behind. There's been a lot of pain in the past 10 years, but it's been worth it.
Ten years ago my b-day was on a Tuesday. I showed up at (hair) school late and hung over, then went to work at the Fox & Hound (on Metcalf). The night ended with me being driven back to Kristina's house by a friend because I was falling off the chair drunk (literally!).
A few months later I met Keith, and the rest is history!