A Letter to My 22-Year-Old Self

Monday, December 12, 2016

Dear Self,

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. 



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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!

Love,
Yourself

Hair, please stay still?


Top from Forever21 | Skirt from American Apparel | Shoes from Topshop

Photos by Gio Veebar

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76 comments

  1. I loved this post amazing words to yourself!!!
    and loving the outfit too
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  2. lovely look

    Regards,
    Mrs. Aa
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  3. Great post, Dear:) Love how you write a motivation to yourself!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Such an encouraging words, Happy Birthday to you Cielo! I just realized that our birthday is very close ! Anyway, you look extra cute and beautiful with pink outfit, wear it often, please? :)

    xoxo,

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    1. Aww thanks, Chelsea! When's your birthday? :)

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  5. You're so beautiful. I love your skirt, btw.


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  6. it's a great practice to write such messages to yourself! and you look lovely - great dress!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  7. Lovely pictures :)
    Thanks for the comment on my blog, I am following you, now it's your turn
    xoxo

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  8. Great post, nice outfit :)

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  9. love the words you wrote to yourself! :)
    i also love your blog and i'm following you now <3

    kisses
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  10. Love the blog, really nice posts :D
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  11. First of all, Happy Birthday Girl :)
    I really like this post, it is so personal.
    And you look stunning dear.
    Maybe we can follow each other?
    xx Katha
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  12. So nice outfit! :)

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  13. Hi dear. Thank you so much for your kindness on my blog! I'm now following you, so please kindly follow back. Best wishes!

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  14. Happy (belated) birthday darling, wishing you all the best. What a touching post, life is a continuous string of challenges, but be a strong person and you will overcome all of them. Be kind to yourself, like you were when you wrote these words.

    Happy upcoming holidays!

    Xoxo, Victoria

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    1. Aww. You made my day. Thank you! :)

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  15. I really love posts like these, they not only motivate your self but inspires me as well.
    PS: I really love your outfit.

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  16. Great blog. You asked for joint follow, I already Following your turn now.

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  17. Happy bday hon! <3
    As you said on my blog, I followed you, could you please follow back? :)
    xo
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  18. Oh great post, you are such a lovely post. I am following you, hope you follow back.
    Kisses,
    Love is the new black
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  19. Great post! I am 22 as well, so this certainly resonated with me. Happy Birthday! Thank you for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it. I followed you on Bloglovin', I notice that you haven't claimed your blog? Here's a link just in case you want to do that: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/girl-behind-pen-18388687 and I will leave my links below, it would be awesome if you would follow me back. Thanks for sharing x

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  20. This is such a lovely and kind letter to yourself. Happy b-day, you look so pretty.

    xo
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  21. Happy Birthday although it might be too late for me to say that. You look really cute in pink and white.

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  22. Wow gorgoeus post....xx, Neha

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  23. thank you for your comment on my blog, you wrote me about following, so I agree, follow me and after this I will follow you :) Otherwise you have really nice skirt :)

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  24. Fantastic photo :)

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  25. Beautiful Outfit

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  26. Cudna sukieneczka! :)

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  27. I can totally relate to this letter.
    Beautiful look!
    Yes, I would love for us to follow each other. Turns out that I'm already following you :)

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  28. Beautiful post, and I love your outfit and photos :) So inspiring


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