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I survived and, through Love, thrived.

by vavegan on March 20, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

This is a picture of my friend Ellen and myself. What you cannot tell from this picture is that just a month before this I believed I had no other option in life but to end it all. I was facing graduation and a great void of nothing to look forward to for the rest of my life. I felt empty and hopeless. My friends and I took a trip to the University of Texas, which I am now attending as a Freshman, over spring break exactly a year ago and it was then I found my reason for living: the love of my friends. Thank you guys. You have no idea how much you save me every single day. I love you.


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