Today, 28 July 2014, is my 20th birthday. And for that occasion, I decided to write a special journal entry to bring up some amazing people and moments who made the past year the most amazing year of my life.
First of all, on 28 November 2013, I started talking to amazing girl named Austyn on a forum. In January, we decided to add each other on Skype, and that's how we started getting incredibly close. Austyn is extremely empathetic, kind, understanding and patient, which is exactly what you need to become good friends with me. She is the best listening ear on the planet, without a doubt. She's also able to relate to me more than anyone else on this planet, since she and I have a lot in common. We have similar personalities, similar interests, similar problems/flaws and the same disorder (Aspergers). I've been to quite a few psychologists in my life, and had lots of autism coaches, but by just listening to me, showing that she understands and giving me a shoulder to cry on, Austyn has done way more for me than all those psychologists and helpers. She truly understands what I've been through, and she's who is patient enough to not get mad or annoyed when I have paranoid fears, or feelings of guilt about the smallest things. Where others would lose their patience and would love to beat the crap out of me, Austyn stays calm, listens and completely understands how I feel and why I feel that way. And I do the same for her. She didn't always have an easy time either, which is a giant understatement. And whenever she needs help, I'm always there for her as a listening ear, either to give advice, or just to give her a shoulder to cry on. And with all my experience, I truly understand how she feels. She is truly my best friend forever. Now, you might be thinking that the friendship between Austyn and I is purely based on being a listening ear for each other, and solely on serious issues. However, she and I can also laugh with each other and talk about fun things. For example, she got me into My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic. We usually chat twice per week on Skype, and before every chat, I watch one episode. And Austyn is also into the franchise that controls my life: Pokemon! For my birthday, she bought me a Whiscash plushie, which has an incredible emotional value for me. To me, Whiscash represents Austyn, since it's her favourite Pokemon. I've always liked Whiscash, but Austyn skyrocketed Whiscash from just a nice Pokemon I'd put around spot 30-40 if I'd make a list of favourite Pokemon, to a solid top 5 spot. I can laugh with Austyn and cry with her. I rarely fully trust people, but for Austyn, I have no secrets (aside from the moments I made surprise drawings for her). I feel comfortable sharing literally anything with her, whether it's personal and/or embarrassing or not. There are only two people I have this kind of 100% trust in. Austyn and Tahlia, my girlfriend.
Which brings us to the next paragraph of my journal entry. There is only one person on this planet who can equal Austyn's awesomeness, and her name is Tahlia, she's my girlfriend. After confessing my feelings, we became a couple on 30 January 2013. Just like with Austyn, I share quite some similarities with Tahlia. We both have a past that wasn't easy (I won't go into detail for privacy reasons), but have each other for support and understanding. I always try my best to be there for her when she needs me, and I know she'll always do the same for me. Even before getting together with her, I already felt comfortable sharing personal things with her. And even though I'm definitely not easy to deal with, Tahlia much is more patient with me than I deserve, which is extremely sweet of her. We also share a similar interest in Pokemon, and we both love to draw. And her sense of humour is awesome too, she's the one who showed me a Youtube video of Brentalfloss, who I'm a fan of thanks to her. Everything about Tahlia is incredibly adorable, but her extreme hotness and beauty are also worth mentioning. Her looks are perfect, and her personality is even more perfect! And even though she's short on money, she still bought me an adorable present for my birthday: a Dragonair plushie!
Some months ago, I befriended one of PokeShipping's best fan artists, Heiccu (real name: Heini). We started Skyping, and her personality turned out to be even more awesome than her amazing art! Her art style reminds me of MiyaToriaka, the Queen of PokeShipping Art (in my opinion). We mostly spend our chats with immature but awesome jokes, but we also have serious conversations somtimes. There are other friends who made the past year awesome for me, whether it's several Skype chats per week or just comments/notes on DeviantArt every now and then, but I won't make a full list, since people who wouldn't be included might feel upset or jealous if I don't mention them.
Something else that contributed to the awesomeness of the year is my graduation, which you could read all about in the link below.
Thank you for reading,