I feel a certain connection when I am out in town with a million other people my age. We are all growing up at the same time, in the same place, living through a lot of the same experiences. I bet every single one of them has been through some tough shit, and are going through shit now. Just as I am.

As I drive down the streets late at night, I see flocks of students drunkenly making their way towards town. I know how they must be feeling; excited for the night ahead, carefree as they walk the empty roads with their friends, happy because alcohol takes away a lot of the misery in life, although only…