It’s a project I wanted to attempt for a while, but couldn’t figure out how to do justice to my friends and my younger self.
I wanted to make sure we looked like heroes.
But then, I realized that we WERE the heroes all along, and it became a lot easier.
Names and major identifiers have been changed and some details are fictionalized due to privacy and my fallible memory. But the major points and themes are true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Please feel free to share these, but if you know us, kindly refrain from revealing real names or facts that I may have intentionally left out. (It’s fine to use my name.)