A Letter to My 22-Year-Old SelfMonday, December 12, 2016
Take it easy. I know you are going through hard times right now. I'm sure, you are disappointed and sometimes, okay most of the time, feel like a failure and everything is your fault.
But it's not. You are not a failure, in fact, I'm so proud of you for continuing the fight throughout. Though life hasn't given you what you hoped and hasn't turned out the way you thought it would, you manage to get past through them.
Life hasn't been easy on you lately. What I love about you is that, you were able to build a castle from the rocks thrown at you. You have become the strongest person you could ever been.
I'm writing to you because I want you to remember that every struggle you face and every tear you shed are worth it, things will get better. And when that time comes, you will be able to look back and see how far you've gone.
Whatever you do, you will always have someone beside you— I've always been. It has always been you and me, always and forever. Now that you've turned a year older today, I'm sure, you will build more castle and reach the rainbow. Trust me, there's more waiting for you out there.
This is a year of heart break, victory, great opportunities and challenges. Who knows? Next year might be a surprising one. Thanks for standing still. For being the brave timid girl I know. For overcoming all your fears. For taking chances. This year, you did great. Happy birthday!
Hair, please stay still?
Photos by Gio Veebar