Be patient with yourself. Give yourself credit for all that you have accomplished, and all that you are doing right this very second. Have faith, and have hope for your future self.
So what if you are failing and falling right now? So what if you aren’t ‘making it’ just yet? So what if you aren’t in love right now? That doesn’t make you unworthy. That does not make you trash. So, please, stop making yourself into someone smaller than you are.
We can control the hope that we carry within our bones and our bloodstream. And we can try to smile. Despite the sadness, despite the tears, despite the deaths, and despite the tragedies. We can try our hardest, to just keep believing. And to try to be happy, despite the darkness.
Anxiety doesn’t care about how happy we are or what is going on in our lives. It is always there. No matter what we do, no matter where we are, and no matter who we are with, it can happen at any moment. The fear. The shaking. The images that cross our mind at lightning speed. The panic. The twirling of our hair. The need for more oxygen. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
I hope you learn to say goodbye to broken relationships. To all of those people who let you down, and to the people that you let down. I hope you can be able to forgive them, forgive yourself, and move on with your life.
Success doesn’t come easily. Happiness doesn’t come easily. Loving your life doesn’t happen in a day, or in a year. That’s why life was meant to be a coin toss. To shake you around until you finally find your place. To show you that failure will one day lead you to your destiny. And to show you that hard work, the dirty and exhausting work you are doing right now, will one day be all worth it.
Sometimes love is not enough to keep a relationship together. Do not let this make you become bitter.
I hope you find the courage to wave goodbye to your past. I hope you find the courage inside of your heart to give yourself something that is beautiful, instead of something that will be gone tomorrow morning.
Don’t shrink your brightness for a man. Don’t downsize your light. Don’t turn off your happiness for anyone. Be your own kind of beautiful. And be the kind of woman that you are proud of.
For your future self, stop sitting around throwing yourself a pity party. Stop blaming the world when things get really, really hard. And most importantly, start supporting yourself. Live your life according to you. And don’t let anyone or any circumstance get in the way.