Now, after three months of being home, I want to write and tell everybody how I am doing. I talked to Nichol earlier today, and I decided to write all of this so I could send it to everyone at Summit. Actually I talked to Nichol yesterday because it is 1:00 AM. I was laying in bed and I got the thought in my head about writing this. And anybody who has worked with me knows that once I get a thought in my head, its in there and its not going to leave me alone. I have been home for a while, and things are going great. Home life has improved so much since before Summit, its insane. Just writing about my thoughts the night before I went to Summit was crazy. Those things that I wrote about, the cutting, the suicidal thoughts, not liking my family, they all seem so foreign to me. I am happy right now. I have confidence in myself, and I am proud of who I am. I do not think of killing myself. That thought is just so out of my reality. I am happy. That is something I thought I would never say, before I went to Summit. The change that has been made is astounding. I love myself now. Before Summit I didn’t even like myself. I destroyed my body, and my mind. I like my family again. They are so amazing and now that I love myself I can love them. All in all, I am 1,000,000 times better than I was before I went to Summit. I cannot thank everybody there enough. I hope all of the people who I worked with there read this. All of you are my family. You stuck with me through tough times and through good. You helped me reach my full potential as a brother, son, friend, and person. I cannot thank each and every one of you enough.
School is going very well. I love my school, and I have made some very good friends there already. I was in the winter performance of Beauty and the Beast, and I loved it. I am doing drama currently, again. We are putting on a show called Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Show. It should be really cool. I play a part of an undercover detective. I love doing drama, and the community there is amazing. I got all A’s and one B on my report card for the winter trimester. I am very proud of myself. The anxiety around school is minimal also, which is amazing. I can actually enjoy going to school, and seeing people, without being ready to throw up every time I walk through the front doors.
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