Dear Joon,
it's currently 20:18, 2019.09.12, as I start to write this. Where I live, at least.
I know you don't see birthdays as most people do, that's ok, I'm the same. But still, I am here to be thankful, and appreciate you, for what you have done for me.
Not too long ago, I was so lost... Not in a bad place, but lost. To the point where I kept telling myself that I needed something to come and impact me so hard that I wouldn't have more choice than changing my way of seeing life. At the same time, I was terrified of 'this thing'. What if it was something bad? Did I need something bad to happen in order to change?
The answer came in the first half of this year. 'The thing' wasn't bad, it was you. You, and BTS.
I was watching the puppy interviews on YouTube (all of them, for no particular reason) when this guy caught my eye. He was the only member of a k-pop group who could properly speak English and he was translating both questions and answers incredibly. I was so so so impressed. I needed to know more. So I did.

That night I watched a tremendous amount of BTS' compilations and videos.
The repercussions were out of this world. And I'm so grateful. Thank you for being such a fantastic leader. Thank you for bringing me into this incredible purple world.
I'm getting my life back thanks to you.
I sometimes feel sad for not knowing about you all sooner, but I remind myself that you came at the right time. In the perfect time.
My serendipity.
I don't wanna make this too long so I'll stop it know.
Please never forget how precious you are to all of us. I hope this new year of life brings you joy and a ton of namjooning moments. I also hope for it to be healthier and happier than the one before.
I purple you. I love you. And I'm forever full of gratitude.
Thank you, RM. Thank you, ๊น€๋‚จ์ค€.
Happy birthday. ๐Ÿ’œโœจ

Always here for you,
LR.


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