8. SPECIAL CHALLENGE: Make a happy birthday post/tweet to @AlexanderDeLeon!
Happy birthday, Alex!
It’s really hard to me to put into words how you inspire me, for two main reasons: One, it involves talking about things I have trouble articulating to even my best friends or my therapist. And two, both times I have attempted to tell you ended in you just giving me a hug and telling me that I didn’t have to thank you, but you should be thanking me.
I don’t know if you’ll ever see this post, but I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for giving me something to fight for last summer and showing me how important it was to fight for myself. Thank you for giving me a soundtrack for my broken heart when I couldn’t stop crying. Thank you for making me smile countless times.
I hope 23 is kind to you, and I hope the years to come are just as beautiful.
Much love, always.