Thank you to the people who made me angry in the past.
You challenged me to speak up.
Thank you to the people who love me even if we don't always agree. I cherish you for tolerating my opinion, and now that I have one, I plan to be proud but always, always respectful.
Thank you to everyone who has believed in me despite my wavering confidence. You rolled your eyes to heaven as I questioned my chances and told myself no. You pulled out your hair as I slid back down, but you never left.
Thank you to the professionals who helped me find my voice. For making me do the work. For making me decide.
Thank you for helping me to be the writer I am today.