A letter from younger me

I was trying to practice some self-care recently, and opened one of my journals.

In it, I found the most beautiful and raw thing. And I honestly was like, “Dang girl, you’re really wise sometimes.”

Anyways, I figured I’d share for anyone who ever felt like they could relate.

“Sometimes you’ve just got to have those tough conversations with yourself.

You know the ones.

The ones where you essentially ask yourself what (and who) you’re living for.

When you answer these things honestly, it’s eye opening AF.

Because if none of your answers begin and end with YOU, then you’re doing things wrong.

It’s not selfish for everything to revolve around you. You owe no one a single thing, especially if it costs your peace.

You can still be kind, have grace and practice humility while loving yourself. While prioritizing yourself.

Your soul should feel a spark ignited each and every morning when you wake up.

When you do something, you should feel excited, not dreadful.

This life is yours, and you don’t get a second stab at it, so don’t wimp out because you’re scared. Nothing good came from sitting second string. That’s not who you are.

Speak up. Get shit done.

Chase whatever you want – so long as it’s never love or attention, because though you are a bad bitch, you are not a dog. So never beg for the bare minimum in any scenario.

Be who you needed when you were younger, and be the kind of person 11 year old you always wanted to be. One day you will look back on this, and smile. Maybe cry. Because you will be at peace, happy, and fulfilled. And you will be proud – because you did it. So don’t give up.”

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