This isn't quite a review of the album, but more of a reflection.
When Earl Sweatshirt's Some Rap Songs came out in November last year, I felt like my back was against the wall. I had fixed a lot of facets of my life but I still felt alone and like I was fighting for everything - my reputation, my achievements, my grades. The album served as a solemn battle cry as I rushed into my life an achiever but alone.
Now it's November this year. I stumbled upon two friends who changed my life and we've been able to do a lot of good together. I hit some key milestones academically, my hobbies are all coming into fruition, and I feel like I'm finally living for the first time. Post-Halloween and I finally feel brave enough to live the way I always dreamed.
It's been 655 days since therapy. It's been 760 days since I started living. I have a deep and earnest appreciation that I survived these times and for once, I'm finally looking at a life that's come together. I hope I can maintain it and continue to live without fear.