There's a little person who used to be in my life, they will be 10 soon. They are no longer in my life, but I made a promise years ago that I would prove that I could be stable in some way. At the beginning I lost them out of my life, due 100% to my own instabilities with their parent, but it has been 5 years now and I am nearing a degree. I don't need the degree. it was never about that. it was only about doing something I had never done. Be stable, grow up, be the person I would have wanted to be to a child. I am in a new city, with a new adventure, and spend my time volunteering in the community. This is an ode to that kid. Nothing more. Nothing less. Happy Birthday.