If I was ever to go back in time to see my past self, which would be really, and I mean really strange, to say the least, this is what I would eventually say to her.
Dear 5-year-old me,
I know there’s only so much I can say to you that you’ll understand and hopefully take my advice on. As a 5-year-old life must seem pretty mundane, there’s the same routine in and out and in and out and in and out… and you get the point. But that light you have inside of you means that every dull day always seems a bit brighter.
Everyone has this light inside of them and sometimes life happens and the light dulls until there is none left, a hopeless void. Cherish the light you have inside of you, don’t let life take it away, use it to become better, to inspire and to be strong. At the end of the day, having strength will carry you forward and enable you to do things you never thought you were capable of.
Soon enough, things will change and you’ll grow into a beautiful young person, as a young child this might seem a little scary and even a little far fetched. But, it’s okay, it’s okay to be scared of what the future holds because even at the age of 18, I have no clue where I’m going or what I’m doing. And yes I’m still doing perfectly fine, I’ve learnt to accept it for life for what it is.
Sure, life will punch you in the guts, sometimes in the most inconvenient of times that you’ll think it can’t get any worse. But you’ll pick yourself up, dust yourself off and continue moving forward. Some battles you’ll have to fight alone, and eventually, you’ll master them to the point where you’ll have the strength to continue fighting. Your support system of family and a growing list of friends will motivate, encourage and inspire you to do just that.
Dear 5-year-old me, fight, fight for what you believe in and don’t give up, don’t you dare for a second think you aren’t worthy or capable of doing great things.