Dear younger dee,
I’m twenty years old now, but I still hold on to my ten-year-old self in many ways, because she was the one who taught me how to be kind, outspoken, independent, and brave. Who I am now, is because of who I was when I was younger. All of the good and bad days you went through during your younger years have been the life lessons you’ve carried with you. There are so many things I want to tell you, that it’s difficult to know where to begin. Life may be both beautiful and difficult at times. But you have the strength to get through it all.
The truth is that you will have a shaved head on the first day of school, but your hair will grow back and you will never shave your head again. You’ll get through your adolescence and graduate with three degrees (yes, your teachers were wrong, being dyslexic doesn’t prevent you from going to college), you’ll wear a ridiculous grey uniform at McDonalds because, in the adult world, fake money doesn’t pay the bills. So that clever kids’ money set you’ve been hiding under your bed, isn’t classified as real money. If we’re being completely honest, you won’t end up marrying Channing Tatum either.
Below are some of the lessons learned along the way:
- You are not everyone’s cup of tea, and that is just fine.
- Your sense of humour is what keeps you going when things get rough.
- You don’t always have to have the last word; silence can be just as effective.
- Every relationship serves a function in assisting us to grow and become stronger.
- Family refers to the individuals you picked.
If you take anything away from this message, it is to trust your journey. You have a wonderful life ahead of you. The road will not always be easy, but I can assure you that it will be a fantastic adventure filled with many exquisite blessings. When life gets tough, remember that you can’t see the light without first going through the storm.
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