Dear 21 year old self,
Congrats! You’ve made it to twenty one like where did all the time go?
Anyways I hope by now you have realized that everything is always going to be alright. You are being thrown into some of the greatest years of your life. There is so much that happens during your twenties, so hold on tight, you’re in for quite a ride!
To be honest your teenage years were cool but you spent a lot of them unsure of yourself. You didn’t know what to do. Growing up always scare you because you wanted time to slow down & I know you must be thinking right now where did all the time go but trust me there’s nothing to be scared about. You are scared that your dreams will be shattered or you won’t be able to do what you want to do but the thing is you have to trust & love yourself first. Don’t care about what other people think about you, keep doing what you love. You will change your mind alot but things will fall into place. These early years are meant for discovering your passions and isolate your dislikes. Trust your instincts but continue to work hard. I know it doesn’t seem like it, but you have so much more privilege than you have any clue about. Practice gratitude every single day.
Life is complicated and full of opportunities but no one is going to tell you how to get to where you want to be. We all have different paths to take and figure things out in our own ways. You’re 21 and have the rest of your life ahead of you. Think about it……..in your twenties you will graduate and you will be thrown into the real world. Okay let’s be real, that sounds absolutely crazy but it’s true. I want you to get excited because this day symbolizes the door to your future, your life and your life is what you make of it.
Right now, right this second, you are your youngest self. With this being said, I want you to to understand few things, and realize that you have the power to achieve what you want. You have to hold on to your dreams and never let them go. You have to be selfish during these years because focusing on yourself and figuring out what you want is so important. Find people who who appreciate you for your originality and never let them go. Never forget the importance of your family…….always keep them close to your heart. Stay humble by constantly reminding yourself of your roots.
There is one last thing that you need to promise yourself, something that is so important for your mental and emotional well being. Always stay strong and independent, as cliché as it sounds. You are incredibly smart and capable of supporting yourself and there’s so much pride that is attached to that. I want you to be the best possible version of yourself.
Just never lose sight of your strength and how amazing you are because it will be so rewarding to you in the end.
Get excited……. there’s so much to look forward to.
Love and light.x.