A Year ago,

Today officially marks 1 year since I moved out. Honestly, it was the bravest thing I've ever done. I was scared of what people would think of me. I was scared I wasn't going to feel like I did the right thing, but I DID. I am so much happier now than I was a year ago. It's ridiculous.  I used to be so sad all the time and I never thought I would get over it. There were days where I felt so so small. 

Now I am stronger. I'm actually excited to wake up in the morning and get shit done. I'm living on my own, going to school full-time, working part-time, and pursuing a music career. I'm pretty DAMN proud of myself! My music is frickin blossoming. I am blossoming. I love myself and I love the people around me. It's all I could ever ask for. 

A year has gone by and I have done so much. I've played a bunch of shows. I'm a year away from graduating. I've cried so many happy tears. I've been travelling. I WENT TO JAPAN - what the heck!! I've made so many wonderful friends. I've become super close with those friends. I am enjoying the fudge outta life here. 

Things I've learned in the past year:  1. When buying milk, always check the expiration date.  2. It's okay to ask for help when you need it

3. Tell your friends you love them 4. Tell your mom you love her - everyday.  5. THE DENTIST IS IMPORTANT 6. Thank everyone that has ever done something nice for you. 

7. Don't be so cheap. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for.

8. Go on trips as often as you can.

9. Take pictures. Take a million!!  10. It's okay to have "do-nothing" days. Resting your brain is so important. 

I could go on and on about what I've learned, but I won't! 

I am doing good things and sometimes I need to acknowledge it (here's me doing that). I deserve to feel proud of myself. I deserve love. I deserve happiness. 

Thanks for reading this long sappy, but happy post. 

Love you!!  Damaris Jams (it rhymes with Paris Trams)