Yay, happy birthday Ponychan! I've learned a lot this year, so here it goes.
Dear Princess Celestia,
This year I have learned to be less shy, and more cheerful. I've learned to be more open to expressing my feelings and looking for help when I need it. I've learned that things happen for a reason, and even though some of my old friends do not talk to me anymore, I have gained new friends who understand me for all I am. If my old friends were my friends today, they wouldn't understand me. My current friends have made me who I am today, and as Rarity puts it, I am the product of them and I should never be ashamed of them. They are oh so wonderful<3 I've learned that the internet can be very loving and caring. I've learned that talking things out really does help, and not to bottle emotions up. I'm beginning to learn to love myself for who I am. I really am unique! If you take my traits and separate them they are not unique, but put them all together and you get a very unique me! I've learned not to be ashamed of who I am. I've learned to search for the light in the darkness so to speak, and how to keep myself cheery and upbeat.
I've learned not to take things so seriously, to not be so sensitive, be positive, and to laugh more. Friendship really is magic<3 I never knew a website on the internet could be so helpful, friendly, caring, and open. I have learned to face my fears, like talking to new people. Whenever I feel alone, I just lurk/post here and it all goes away. A lot of this I have you to thank, Ponychan, so thank you. I haven't posted much here, but when I did it was insightful. Expect me to post more :3
Your faithful student,
I got teary while writing this.