Hi, I may be a little late, but I hope my answer will help you.
In Spanish there are some times when you can avoid the reflexive. The example you provided is one of those. However, we almost always use the reflexive when we can. It's more natural for us. Moreover, it shows more clearly that you are talking about yourself. Note that the word "me" is at the beginning of the sentence. It may sound odd in some countries if you speak about yourself without using the reflexive.
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