A letter to my younger self

 April 21, 2018

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A letter to my younger self

Have you ever caught yourself thinking what would you say to your past self? I know I did. And trust me, not just once. But that was back then when I believed everyone else`s opinion was more important than mine. Now I can say I`am at peace with myself. And with everyone else too, even the ones that did me wrong. As the only way to get closer to a happy person, is to forgive but not to forget. 

 

But things weren`t always as clear as now. It took me almost 28 years to become who I am now and despite the fact that we never stop growing as a person and we never become an integral whole really, I can honestly say I`ve figured most of it out – not everything, of course, I hope I never figure out everything (that would be scary and boring as hell at the same time), but at least the things that make every day life a bit easier. The things that matter. I guess that`s just for starters.
 

Things I would like to say to my younger self;

 
1. You are probably something like 18 years old now. You`ll start dating soon and worrying about who will be the first one to break your heart. Darling, it`s a waste of time and energy. If you don`t want to have wrinkles in late 20s yet, don`t stress about things like that too much. You will be hurt and deceived many times, it`s a process you have to go through to get to the greener side of the grass.

The only one that can break your heart, however, is you yourself by not living the life you want. Live it to the fullest, use your potential and don`t forget to capture the moments along the way. You`ll never get to experience the same moment twice so enjoy every single one of them and appreciate it for it happened. You`ll figure out the rest along the way.

 

2. You probably know the words that go something like that: “What other people think of you is none of your business.” If you haven`t heard them yet, you`ll come across them a few years later and it will seem amazing how can one simple sentence perfectly comprise everything we should know to survive this thing called life. Again, do not stress about it. If you can`t change it, don`t waste more than 5 minutes thinking about it. If you do waste those 5 minutes however, make sure you are sipping some good Gin with Tonic meanwhile. Small detailes make miracles, I am telling you …

 

3. Be whatever you want, sweety, as long as you are YOU. Different environments and getting to know people with different backgrounds are the best teachers life will offer you. You will never be completely isolated from assholes that are strategically placed around this Earth but at least you will know how to handle them and move on the next minute.

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