This is for the kid who sneaks out of class.
The one who has a commitment outside that is larger than themselves. The one who lingered in place only long enough so that ‘no one’ noticed their absence but not them leaving.
This is for the one who dared to show up in the first place because they honored a commitment to themselves.
This is for the one who put themselves in the game. The one who killed the ninjas, and naysayers.
This one is for you.
This is for those that got out.
This is also for the ones that stayed home because we don’t always realize it is not about us and most people don’t understand the struggle.