A Letter to the 2017 Me
Many of us waited for that ball to drop holding our breaths. Ready to exhale in relief that we skated by the eventful 2017. We all carried the year with a share sentiment, "Holy Shit what a year!" Whether good or bad I believe we all had an amazing lesson in growth and strength with the tests 2017 brought to us both on a personal and social level. We want to start the year by writing ourselves a letter. This letter is a symbol of where we stand. 2017 is over and and 2018 just barely started but let's let our old self know how great our future self will be now that we get to embrace the fact that we made it to 2018! Here is my letter...
If I could of just told you it would be all ok I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t deprive you from your growth. Happiness is even more blissful once you’ve endured the struggle. I wouldn’t remove the fears, worries, and pain because through it you grew. You became love. You are the centered of your love and through it you learned to only give love. You are love and it is all you attract. That stupid smile that came on the most random mornings is now a permanent institute on your pretty face. You might have lost the weight, grew the hair, found your style, but honestly your smile is what people notice most now a days. It took all those days in 2017 of self reflection and what seemed as rock bottom spiritual drought days to build the most solid foundation. Your pillars now are self love happiness and self respect. Your child shines through you. Your boyfriend shines through you. Your friends shine through you. Your family shines through you. Your are a well of happiness and no one can get enough. Those trips of soul searching now are the memories that create your source of gratitude. Those nights alone in your tub that were more full of tears than water are now what makes you compassionate. That fear that stopped your heart beat is what makes you bold. You’ve over come so much and look at you today. You are finally this women of God, of the universe, of soul. You stand with grace and with beauty. You literally bring light to a room. Those days you felt lost created the road map to your future. All those books you read created a literal guidance to understand that you are never alone. For the greatest minds rose from struggle and here we all are now. The things you’ve never imagined for yourself at your footsteps. You now have a career that sparks your soul. You now work for the better of others and you created this position for yourself. You now are managing a brand that bridges voices and experiences. You now are speaking from a voice that can look back and say I grew through that not out of it. Your surroundings benefit you. Your surroundings are supporting the vision you had for yourself and your future. You didn’t lose yourself, instead you created yourself through any adversity that was thrown your way. You learned patience and that God always has your back. You might be scared but you will let go of that fear for what ever is in store for you is nothing you can’t handle and is always for your own good. Look at today and i promise you tomorrow will make sense. You’ve stopped planning in order to start living and with that came a lot of lessons that cultivated your future. It was all for a reason. And today the reason is this new life. 🖤2017 was true to you, 2018 was good to you, and 2019 will be fruitful baby girl ! Smile!
The Past, the Present, and the Future you all living at once