I don’t know who you are yet, what your new favorite food is, your new favorite color, or if whether or not you still like wearing that same old jeans we bought from a thrift shop years ago. But what I do know is that one day, whether 25 or 60, I will be you.
I am writing you this letter not to set limits or to expect anything from you. I am writing you this letter to tell you that I hope you’re still okay, that you’re better, and that you have finally found your center—the passion you’ve always been looking for. I sincerely hope you’re happier, with your career, your family life, your relationships, or whatever that is keeping you alive.
I hope everything is better.
I genuinely hope that you won’t take anything for granted anymore, especially not your health, your sleeping habits, nor your mental wellness. I hope you’ve learned how toxic your lifestyle was or how much it hurt us to live in the edge. I hope you won’t dare go back to that. It was an experience we should learn from but forget about.
I hope you’re having all kinds of adventures right now, that finally you’re getting what you deserve, and that you’re becoming the person you’ve always dreamed about. If you’re still in the process, I hope you will never give up.
It may be hard, but I want you to know that you have to hold on—you’ll get there.
Continue to appreciate everything and everyone around you; from the little things to the big adventures, from the people close to you to the strangers you meet in the train on the way home.
Continue to be grateful for the people who continued to stand by you through it all for they saw you mature into the person you are today. But most of all, realize that you must also thank those who left you for they made you stronger and gave you lessons you will never learn in the four corners of any classroom.
I know you are happy where you are now, if not, I know you’re going to get there. I hope that you’re happier.
I hope you’re better.
Continue to smile despite bad days. Continue to love and appreciate despite misunderstandings. Continue to fight for our dream, especially when it gets harder. Continue to be better, every single day.