I turned 21 on Monday. If the devil could have had his way, I would have been dead two weeks ago.

Monday was my 21st birthday. I’m not into huge parties so I just chilled at home during the weekend with my friends and on the day itself, we went to watch a movie (which has kind of become a tradition for me).

Anyway, I am happy to be the one writing this post to you guys today because if the devil would have had it, I would have been dead two weeks ago.

I left my house on the 7th of November to go to work and as I was returning, I got hit by a car while I was crossing the zebra crossing. It is definitely one of the most traumatic things that I have ever experienced. Fortunately, I only sustained a knee fracture.

I cried a lot after the incident and it definitely left my mental state in disarray. However, I do realise that God spared my life. If the car was any bigger or was driving any faster, it could have resulted in blood loss, surgery or even death. I do not take this for granted. I know I am blessed to have reached my 21st birthday.

I always use my birthday as a moment of reflection to see all that has happened and how i have changed or grown. One thing I realised this year about myself is, I am different. I don’t always think the way other people think. I don’t conform to one particular thing and as weird as it may be to some people, those things that I enjoy make me happy and I see the beauty in them.

This year, I graduated with an amazing degree, I started my masters and I am just about to finish that. I also took a trip to Tanzania by myself which was a moment of self-discovery and reflection. I even got a chance to read a book which is something that I haven’t had the time to do in a long time. (BTW, I’m still working on that video).

I made certain choices this year that I would not have been able to make a year ago or even two years ago. I am an emotional and passionate individual who is so weird and so different and while a lot of people might see that as weakness, I see it as strength. I really have not seen anyone like me and I am not bragging, I am just accepting me for who I am. I think that was the biggest thing this past year was for me: Self-acceptance.

It’s crazy but I do believe that God has a plan for me and even though, I might not always please Him, somehow He just puts everything in place for me. I don’t understand why He is so good to me but I am thankful for it.

Thank you guys for always being here. I love you all.

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