Dear Self.


Dear Self,

Well, first I want to say, I am so proud of you.Life hasn’t been too easy on you lately,and I am truly sorry about that.But despite it all,you have managed to keep your head up and continue to fight.

Be proud of everything you have gone through,and mostly,what you’ve become.All the battles that you encountered, the hurt and those bleak nights that you have survived.All the “hate yous” that you got just because you were being yourself.Be proud of yourself! You ain’t a shame.

Stop being so hard on yourself.Everything will make sense to you one day.All the affliction,grieve and frustration will become worth it.You are in the exact place you are meant to be right now.So breathe,be patient,and trust the course of your life.Let go of all the expectations you have created in your head because expectations always hurt.Accept reality as it comes.Accept life for what it is.

Even though you think you are broken in all the ways right now,there is so much beauty in your pain,You are stronger and braver than anything that has tried to tear you down.You are a survivor, not a victim.We both know you’re doing the best you can.Celebrate this beautifully painful times with pearls dripping from your eyes and a tub of your favorite ice cream and 3 am songs.

Create a meaningful life for yourself that you can be proud of.You have only one chance to live, hope you won’t remorse in the end.Promise me,you will make the most of it all.Never let anyone get in the way of your goals in life.More importantly, never give up on your passions and your dreams.Do not waste your time on people who do not believe in you.You don’t need anyone like that in your life.Only surround yourself who encourage and inspire you.

Help others.It’s a great deed to put a smile on someone’s face.Be a good citizen. Always be loyal to your country.Be a good friend and make sure to be kind to your family.Be selfless,not selfish.Love like you have never been hurt before.And if you do not find the strength to do so,just make sure you find enough love for yourself.You are so strong.Even though the world has tried to break you,crash you in every way but you never let it win easily.Thank your past, for it has made you into a person you were never before in a good way.Today you’re that storm that cannot be calmed.Keep on battling and winning because victory comes to those who have courage and leaves their fears far.

Thank you for never giving up and being so tough.You inspire others and you lift them up.Stay strong.Stand up tall.Be more beautiful than ever.Make them wonder how you do it.
You know you deserve the world, now go get it.

She’s a candle in this world of shadows.
She sets fire to the hearts of everyone she meets,
as she shines brighter than ever.

Inspired from a short essay.


15 thoughts on “Dear Self.

  1. JAMILA, Love this.. the title the post… and love how very first line is i am proud of you…

    Love this… how often do we stop and appreciate what we have achieved… not to bragg or make the ego big..but to keep our self esteem up.

    Enjoyed this ..big smile on my face.

    Speaks soon bella

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  2. Hey Jamila!
    I loved your whole writeup but my personal favorite is – ‘never give up on your passions and your dreams’. ❀
    It is a letter every person should write to oneself as a reminder of how fantastic LIFE is. And one day or the other, it becomes what we want to make it. πŸ™‚

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