What I Hope For My Little Sister On Her Journey To Becoming A Woman

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It’s strange that I have somehow lost track of how fast you’re growing. In my mind, you’re still this little girl who’s full of innocence, enthusiasm, and never ending laughter. I still imagine you running in open spaces, hiding from the dark, crying when you don’t get what you want.

But now, you’re no longer the girl who had so much carelessness, fears, and stubbornness in her; you’re no longer the girl who didn’t mind going out of the house with her tangled hair, loose shirt, and oversized pair of jeans.

Because now, you’re slowly becoming a woman.

I wish I could tell you all the secrets in life, so you don’t have to experience too many struggles in this world. But the truth is, there are still so many things in life that I haven’t figured out. And just like you, I’m also in the process of growing.

What I want you to know though, is that you are not alone in your journey. I am here to guide you and share to you everything that I have learned so far. I am here to support you when you need a hand to help you. I am here when you feel scared, when the world is being cruel to you, when you want a sense of familiarity.

And I am always here to hope for nothing but the best for you.

I hope you chase what’s beating inside your heart.

I hope you run after your dreams, as fast as you did when you were a little kid, and don’t stop until you catch them in your hands.

I hope you fight for what you want, the same way that I do, and never ever be discouraged despite the trials and hardships. Never ever turn your back to something that you really love.

And I hope you become a strong woman.

A woman who’s determined to turn her dreams into reality. A woman who works very hard to get to the place where her soul wants her to be. A woman who doesn’t pull back when life gets challenging, doesn’t show any signs of weakness, and doesn’t say no even if everyone expects her to surrender.

I hope you refuse to fall in love with the guy whose intention is to only stay in your life temporarily.

I hope you choose to be picky with someone you’re going to invest your time and feelings for. Because not all guys are genuine with their words. Not all guys are going to stay true to their promises. And not all guys are going to handle your heart with caution.

I want you to know that one day, you will have your heart be broken, and it’s going to hurt so bad that you will feel like the world is going to end. But you will get over it. You will outgrow heartache. You will learn your best lessons because of pain.

I want you to know that no matter where you find yourself in the future, I am only one second away to be there for you. I am always ready to protect you and pull you away from guys who are not good for you.

I hope you keep trying when life gets hard and show the world that you’re able to stand on your own two feet.

I hope you learn to master bravery better than I do, and be a good example to all the little girls who are on their journeys to becoming a woman.

I hope you stand strong to what you believe is right and don’t let other people intimidate you or silence you.

I want you to become a fierce woman that everyone respects. A woman that a lot of people find admirable because of her passion, strength, and wisdom. A woman who doesn’t easily get swayed by words. A woman who pursues something because she loves it. A woman who can do everything she sets her mind into.

And I hope you remember that when you’re in moments of doubts, some people are behind you to encourage you to stay strong. TC mark

Angelo Caerlang

Angelo Caerlang is the author of Sparks in Broken Lights.

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