Everything changes, yet it all stays the same. People will come and go and you’ll be heartbroken – more than once. You will learn to protect your heart, to be cautious and to be picky. You will learn to value your strengths and work on your weaknesses. You will learn to accept the things beyond your control. You will blossom. But all the lessons you learned, and the heartbreaks you carry will make you strong, even though you feel weak right now. You’re not weak, you’re just growing.
And that feeling of never quite fitting in? Of feeling like the odd man out? That won’t last forever. I know this. You’ll see, people will run to you, trust you, come to you for guidance. You are a light. It’s not that you don’t fit in, it’s that you stand out from the crowd. Remember this.
And all that rage? All that anger? That sense of abandonment? Let it go. Don’t let it shape you into the wrong person, don’t let it darken your spirit. You have all the love in the world, and what you consider to be lacking, you’ll soon learn is a blessing for you. All is as it should be.
You’ve already met the love of your life, who will complete you in a way no one else can. And he will be there 10 years later.
You’ve discovered your passion for photography.
You have a life goal.
Identify the essential, eliminate the rest. No one can ever belittle you if you realize your worth.
You are strong, you are a force to be reckoned with…you just don’t know it yet.
26 year old me.