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At age six I realized I could sing.
At 10 I wanted to be an author—nothing has changed since.
At 12 I got my first ‘boyfriend,’ I’m sure you know how that love goes.
At 15 I felt my first heartbreak.
I also realized at 15 that heartbreak doesn’t last forever.
At 16 I realized that bad people get you into bad situations.
Don’t go there. I learnt my lesson.
At 17 I realized the pain a person caused you doesn’t last forever.
Both love and pain are only temporary.
At 18 I found the love of my life. Nothing temporary there.
I found the courage to talk about my past, it was freeing.
At 18 I realized I have done things that cause hate, cause fate and cause guys to masturbate.
I am not easily read like a book and nor am I finished writing my own story.
I am not stuck rereading the first chapter over and over, I am moving on.
I am burning the pages that caused me pain and I am rewriting my future.
I will sing from the rooftops at 21.
I will cry when my firstborn comes along.
I will hate seeing them leave at 18.
I will become a rendition of my mother that I love so much.
And all of it will be worth it. Because when I was born this was all written in the stars.
This was how it was meant to happen and no matter what age, I will be grateful for that.