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Happy Birthday

Today is your birthday.

I sent you a text, wishing you the best on this special day. I hope you're doing well.

I can see in our message history that the last time we talked was four years ago, on your 26th birthday.

You're turning 30 today.

I thought it important to reach out. After all, you only turn 30 once.

You never replied.

To be honest, I don't blame you.

If I was in your position I wouldn't reply either.

Four years is a long time to go without talking to someone. You probably think that I've forgotten about you.

Truth is, I've just been dealing with a lot.

Yea, there's the whole pandemic thing. It was just getting started when last we spoke. That alone is enough for me to give someone a pass for not maintaining contact.

But I've been dealing with my own baggage too. Some of it known; even more of it that I didn't know I was carrying.

I've thought a lot about how things went down between us. I think it's safe to say I fucked up pretty bad.

I hope you can forgive me.

Happy birthday.