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#DearMe is a tag I’ve seen floating around the web so I decided to to do it. Its just something you want your “younger self” to have known, all this while growing up. As a person with distinct traits, I think most of my major values have been the same, growing up – to be positive, to help when needed, to not take advantage of anything – but I have learnt tons since, and that’s something I wish I could race back into the past and tell myself.
I hope you will continue to be who you are. There’s no need to to try & fit into someone’s “requirements”. Cause people who want an altered version of you, don’t deserve you. I wish you’d be a little less nice. You’ll see why. Also, high school cliques don’t matter in the long run. When you grow up you’d be glad for the two good friends you still have as opposed to the ten who probably won’t remember your second name.
Know that, people will break your heart, and its okay. You’ll walk past it with your head held high. Cause that’s what you and I do, that’s what we are best at. And many of them are going to leave without reason (sometimes stupid reasons). But just understand they’ve done their part in your life. Its time you got to know new people, better people 🙂 Your fear of public speaking is not going to go away unless you try, take the leap. There are people to catch you. Believe me, I’ve tried it and it has only made me more proud of what I can do.
Lastly, live in the moment. Don’t let a little negativity dampen your spirit. There’s so much to look forward to, these trivialities are just not worth being bitter about for long. Be awesome today, tomorrow and every day after.
The Older You.