Dear Future Me,
I hope you give people a chance to get to know you. The real you. Not the you that screws up on purpose, not the you that pushes people away before they can leave you, not the you that tries to please and perform… the real you, Hunter – your intricacies, the traits that make you so uniquely, unapologetically you. I hope you find a way to shed that armor you’ve been donning. You have a good heart.
I hope you realize your own worth. You, and only you, get to determine how you feel about yourself. I hope you find the power in that. You are so deserving of happiness. I hope you know that. You, yourself, just as much as anyone in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
I hope you have forgiven yourself for mistakes you’ve made. I hope you’ve forgiven yourself for having believed for so long, that you were never good enough.
I hope you love your body just the way it is.
I hope you carry yourself with confidence. I hope you no longer let your doubts and insecurities hold you back.
I hope you are true to yourself and your beliefs. I hope you are understanding, compassionate, patient and kind to yourself.
I hope you know that you are proof that a woman with a past can outgrow her mistakes. I hope you know you are strong, worthy, and loved.
I hope you’re proud of yourself and the person that you’ve become. I hope you look back at where you came from and let yourself feel proud about your progress.
My Hopeful Younger Self