Dudes. I want to use this post to express my gratitude to you. I’ve been meditating on this throughout the week and I have really done some deep thinking about what all of this means.

For so long I was searching for a creative outlet, something that made me felt heard and that made me feel like what I had to say mattered. And I could never seem to find it. I searched and searched, to no avail. There have been many times in my life when I’ve felt like no one cared about what I had to say or my opinion. I’ve spent a good majority of my life feeling quite invisible.

When I started this blog, I had no expectations. I thought, if I’m lucky, maybe my close friends will read it. I thought, maybe it’ll just be an online journal for me. A way to cope. A way to get through life and get my thoughts out on a different platform than my moleskin notebooks. But this little corner of the internet that I have staked my claim on has become so much more than that. It has made me feel like what I have to say is important and matters. That someone cares about how I feel and what I have to say.

And it is all because of you. Yes, YOU. You, reading this right now. You have given my words meaning. Thank you. Thank YOU. I wouldn’t be here without every last one of you.

I often sit and think about how the universe had to conspire in such a way to bring me to this very moment, and I sit and revel in the thought of the stars aligning the way they have. I am very lucky. I am very grateful. I am very happy.

If you have an idea, no matter how outlandish, create something from it. Align your heart with your mind and set something in motion. Growing something from nothing is difficult, but stay hungry. Keep going. Keep trying. Keep hustling.

Thank YOU.

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