A letter to my younger self

I know things feel confusing right now and you’re probably losing hope but hold on to that hope. Know that it’s okay to feel your feelings and as much as it may feel otherwise, you’re not alone. Know that you’re enough. You’re beautiful just the way you are. I know the world has made you feel like you aren’t. I know you feel like if you could change little things, it’d all be okay. Sadly, it’s not that simple. But I need you to know this isn’t your fault.

I need you to take care of yourself. I know you shouldn’t have to do it all alone. I know you’re probably hoping someone notices. But please make sure you eat, your body needs it. You’re not going to gain 10 pounds. You’re so young right now, so please know your body is still changing. One day you’ll love yourself more because you’re epic.

I need you to learn that it’s okay to say no. It’s okay to walk away form difficult situations. It isn’t your job to help others work out their conflict. You need to do what’s best for you. Sometimes that may feel difficult but know it’s not selfish, it’s important. You only have so much energy to give. You need to learn to acknowledge your needs. You don’t have to be strong all the time to take care of others. Let yourself get sad and mad and whatever else you feel. Don’t be afraid to tell others. You’re human.

Know that one day you’ll have a safe space so please, don’t give up. I know the world can be an intense place. The drama never stops and it’s exhausting. But someday, sooner than you think you’ll be in bed in YOUR home. You’ll light your favourite candle and just lay there, enjoying the peace. You’ll eat a meal with a friend. A friend that actually makes you smile. A friend that cares. You’ll cuddle your pet and you’ll watch something that makes you laugh. Someday it’ll be okay. Please, know the world needs you.

Kthanksbye 💖

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