I've always wanted to write one of those sappy letters to myself and I finally feel wise enough to give some advice to the me of yester year...that may also apply today. Here goes!
Dear 2013-2015 me,
You are not a failure. You still have the potiential to create something great. Don't stop dreaming because one dream didn't turn out as planned. You are a woman of many talents; don't sit on them! Put them to use!
Learn how to forgive yourself for mistakes you've made in the past. Rather than reliving bad memories over, and over again in your head, remind yourself of what you learned. Its not as bad as it seems, I promise! And don't forget all the people who still love you reguardless. Especially your Lord and Savior.
Speak your truth. Always. People will respect your honestly when its presented thoughtfully. And one day, your vulnerability will inspire others. Speak up!
There will be people who won't understand you or your passions. Don't let them talk you out of reaching beyond the stars. They are simply projecting their own fears onto you. Little do they know, you will achieve every goal you set your eyes toward and you will not be stopped.
Starting over from scratch is hard, but in the end you will be stronger than you ever thought possible. Go at your own pace. Everything God has ordained for your life will be yours on His timetable. Wait on the Lord.
Laugh. Laugh loud. Laugh hard. Laugh until you cry. Laugh alone. Laugh with friends. Don't ever be take yourself to seriously. Laughter will heal your pain from the inside out.
Write down all your joys an pains. They will feel you with graditude when you rerad them later. And maybe they can be used in your memior one day!
Express yourself in every way. In what you say, in what you do, in how you dress. Don't live your life tryign to be who everyone else expects you to be. Do what makes you happiest; be yourself. Say what you want and it will be yours!
Learn to measure the value of things you want versus things you need. Save some money for a rainy day or a sunny day trip to someplace you've never been before.
Let people help you. That's what friends are for. You can't do it alone!
Don't pressure yourself into dating or being married. Date yourself while you have the time. That way, when your prince comes along, you can teach him how you need to be loved.
Although you have a likeable personality, you are often too shy to show it. Don't worry so much. Some people won't like you because God loves you. It makes no difference, as long as they respect you. You are a shining star. Never dim your light.
Don't take it personal when you lose touch with certain "friends". Everyone is not meant to stay in your life forever. Many were just passing through to guide you through a season, teach you something, or learn something from you. Cherish them for what they were.
Always rememeber that there is a plan and a purpose for your life. Your unwavering faith in God will take you where you desire to be. Live with no fears and no regrets!