From now on ALL your birthdays are going to be memorable for something else - you've decided to heal.
And we know how much strength that takes, the first step is the hard one.
Any you're doing it at the right time - 22yo - you're young and full of energy and ideas - compared to some of us
. I waited over 30 years to tell anyone, 10 years longer than you've lived, It's hard to accept change as you get older.
But change we do, we do heal and find methods of living with our past, we can't force ourselves to forget, but we can learn to deal with it and live good lives once again.
So I'm going to wish you a very happy birthday, and may all your birthday wishes come true.
Stick around, the help and support is as good as it gets.