Letter to My 21 Year Old Self
Dear 21 Year Old Self,
You know that feeling you’re having that you can go out and Save the World? Hang on to that feeling and never let it go because guess what, you can (or maybe one person in it!)
There’s bound to be rough waters but …..Choose to chance the rapids
And dare to dance that tide. (oh yeah, this is Garth Brooks talking but it’s true!)
Reconsider the feelings you are having that you need a man to feel complete. A wonderful man in your world should be the cherry on top, not the bowl that holds the ice cream.
I know that even though you are about to earn that all important degree, all you really want “to be” is a Mother. That is ok.
Don’t rush things…everything will come in its own time.
And you know how Dad says you can do anything “the boys” can do? He’s right but just know, you don’t have to.
Appreciate all those amazing siblings you have. They will become very important players in your life down the road even if it doesn’t seem like it today.
Be kind to yourself.
Respect yourself, your thoughts, your ideas, your dreams and your wishes…. and others you choose to share your life with, will respect you too…
Rest assured that when life feels most difficult and chaotic, you are on the verge of big changes. If you can just “be” with the unsure feelings, they will pass and your path will be revealed.
Be a good listener. Look into people’s eyes when they are talking to you, give them your full attention. You will be rewarded by deeper friendships and they will too.
Know that you are exactly, EXACTLY where you are supposed to be…right here, right now. It may not feel that way in the moment, but trust me, its true.
And above all else, be kind to yourself. You are only human. You will make mistakes. Its ok, YOU, my dear one, are ok.
All my love,
Your 52 Year Old Self xoxo