I've been wanting to write something like this for some time, I look sad in this photo so now seems appropriate. But for most of my life I've felt alone and unimportant. People tell me I need to like myself more, and while I've taken strides in that, it's still very much a struggle. Straight up I don't want anybody to feel how I've felt, or sometimes feel. Maybe it's unrealistic to think I can change things through research via graduate school but that's how I'm mainly motivating myself these days. Regardless of that pursuit, whoever you are, I really hope you're happy with yourself and how your life is going. Truly.