When I first started this blog. I had absolutely no idea how much it would change my life. The support and help I recieved from you guys was amazing and because of all the positivity, I had motivation to become acne free! I dont remember the last time I looked in the mirror and hated what i saw! This isn't much of a blog, i would think of it as more of a "thank you/this is the end of my journey" blog. Looking back at my previous posts and seeing how much I've changed since then gives me such a sense of nostalgia because I remember a point in time when looking at those photos made me actually cringe. lol now I look at them and I don't even recognise myself. That guy was so many things that I am not. Depressed, isolated, and most of all self hating. This past month I took a life changing trip, and was studying abroad in Italy and the Islands of Malta for a whole month. And among all the laughs, tears, smiles, and heart to heart conversations with some of the most amazing people I have ever met, my teacher told me something that will stick with me for the rest of my life. "Don't wait to be inspired, go out and inspire others." It hadn't hit me until now that in a small insignificant way... that was the reason for this entire blog. I had a goal, to give someone, no matter who it was hope. And I think i can actually say I did that. Now, I guess this is my final entry in this blog. It's weird, I mean i used to use this blog as a sort of escape, but now I'm a person that people confide in with their stories and ask for help.
So I guess this isn't really a goodbye. It's more of a I'll see you later kind of thing.
Thanks for the support and love all of you have shown throughout the past year and some months!
you guys rock and don't worry I'll still make a point to regularly log on and answer your questions! so keep them coming and I'd love to hear your stories! Are you new to the world of acne? are you still battling it? is it messing with your emotional well-being? don't worry I've been there and I know what its like. It gets better!
If you ever need a reply quickly, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org, or direct message me on twitter or just plain mention me! @michaeljaredb