I’m writing you this letter in the first place to remind you of who you are. This world is crazy in so many ways. One thing that will stick with me the most is to stop worrying so much- especially about the little things.
Do not fear judgement, but think of it as something to defeat by being more open and having fun. If you don’t, you will regret it.
Being so hard with yourself won’t help you at all—you just create more problems, and that B isn’t a failing grade. That B has to be your motivation to push yourself. You know, I know, everyone knows you are capable of doing it.
Covid-19 took a lot of things from me, but it also brought me much time to reflect…I learned to value the moments I used to take for granted.
You will want to succeed and do what others do, but you won’t be ready yet. And that is perfectly normal. Listen to me when I say, you will get through this.
How ya doin’? I have some advice for you. The best advice I have for you is to speak up. I say this is the best advice because you are always told you have great opinions and good things to say but you don’t speak up.
Congrats on making it to your dream school at Culver away from home. I am writing to you to remind you of important lessons for you to keep in mind though out the time you’re away from home.
Asking for help can be difficult. It can chip away at our pride, make us question our own abilities, create anxiety, make us appear weak. But it doesn’t have to.
There are and will be times where you feel like giving up, but don’t. You are much more than that, much more than a bad grade on a test or a bad hair day.
You know what struggles you went through, and as long as you came out stronger, everything will be fine. I thank you for remembering there is no genuine way of loving yourself while striving to be perfect.