Dear young one,
You’re so much braver than you believe.
Follow your instincts. To the far-off places you dream of visiting. Don’t be afraid to leave the comforts of home as you will feel truly alive on the road, where you can be free and become the best version of yourself. Savour this time. You’ll put yourself out there in uncomfortable situations and end up making lifelong friendships. Use the skills that you’ve learned and gain experience working in different countries. You’ll fall in love in the most dreamy place and look back at this time with fondness for the rest of your life. You’ll have so much fun. Never once doubt yourself. Your intuition will take you exactly where you need to be.
You’re smarter than you know.
You’ll return from your adventures and go on to do great things. Listen to those ideas in your head, then take the small steps that lead you to the place you belonged all along. You fought against it for so many years, not wanting to work for your parents. Not wanting to do just what they did. You always have and always will be so independent and I love this about you. What you didn’t know yet is that you don’t have to do it their way. You can put your own spin on it and build on their success. Your parents will recognize this and help you get there. Your ideas will become actions and those actions will propel you on the track you were always meant to be on. You’ll become a successful businesswoman and get to make beautiful things every day. You’ll work hard but you’ll love what you’re doing. Once you’ve found your place, you will achieve more than you’ve ever thought possible and find joy in helping others do so as well.
You’re stronger than you think
Life will throw you a curve-ball that will make you question everything.
That little voice inside telling you something’s wrong is going to eventually be right. It will lead to the most challenging time of your life but you will get through it stronger than before. Lean on your loved ones as they will be so important to you at this point in your life. Take the time you need to heal. Know that it’s going to be alright. Your confidence will be shot and you’ll have to make big changes in your life but you will adapt. You’ll learn more about yourself than you ever knew. You’ll draw strength from a place you never knew existed.
In the end you will learn that the most important thing is to love yourself and the rest falls into place. Even though you want to so badly, please don’t give up on love. Leave your heart open to it. You’ll eventually get back to a place that’s even greater and you’ll feel more loved than ever before. Except now you have learned valuable lessons to take along with you.
You’re more beautiful than you know.
Last but not least, remember this. You are beautiful. Maybe you’re still rocking those braces but afterwards you’ll have a smile that can light up a room. People will tell you that and you won’t believe them but it’s true. Don’t worry so much (even though it’s passed down through your mother and grandmother). The things that you worry about won’t end up happening but the things you never thought would happen will. In the end just trust that you are brave enough, smart enough and strong enough to handle whatever comes your way. You got this.