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#1 Letter to my younger self: It’s okay to cry

For some reason, I love letters, particularly hand-written letters. Every year I always spend some time writing letters to my future self. But not until recently have I realized writing letters to my past self is just as important and healing. So here is my first-ever letter that I wrote to my younger me – when I was probably around 17 years old. During this time, I had something really sad happened that truly changed my life. So I just wanted to send some words of comfort and advice to “that young girl”.

Letter writing is actually a form of therapy in good times and bad which is believed to help us reconnect with our inner self.

I hope this letter might be somewhat inspiring for you. And I encourage you to write letters to your current/ younger/ future self (if you are like me, on the path to healing your inner self).

Sending you my love!


Dear younger me,

I know you’ve been having a really tough time and I’m sad to say it doesn’t get better for a couple of years. Life is just so difficult now, it’s breaking you to pieces and shattering the dream you had been holding on to so tightly for years. I know you’re blaming the Universe and even yourself for what happened.. You’re feeling like you don’t belong anywhere. You want to run away from everything. You’re questioning who you are. You’re lost, hopeless, grieving.

But just remember that everything will be okay eventually. You’re going to make it through. “No matter how terrible things seem, it’s not the end of everything.”

I know you’ve been crying your eyes out every night for over the past few months and in the morning after you wake up, you still manage to put on a good face, pretending that you’re fine because you don’t want to be a burden to anyone else. You’re acting like everything is perfectly okay and you’re independent, you don’t need help. But hey, you don’t have to be like that. it’s okay to cry or ask for help. It’s okay to say you’re not okay. It’s completely normal to express how you feel to the ones you love. I know you’re strong. I know you’re capable. You’re independent. But, You don’t have to be so strong all the time. It doesn’t have to be that way. And you know what, Sometimes being strong means having the courage to admit that you aren’t okay. Being strong means being able to talk to someone about how you are feeling. One day you’ll realize how much strength it takes to lean on others and how being vulnerable means being real.

You probably don’t know it yet but this very difficult time is here not to wear you down or tear you apart but to teach you important lessons in life. And you’ll be surprised to see how much you’ve grown from it.

Yes, your life was turned upside down because of what happened. But not all change is bad even though it seems so now. It’ll take you years and years to truly accept it and it’s okay. But I still really want to remind you that “Everything happens for you, not to you”. The universe already has great plans for you. And you are exactly where you need to be. Just trust in the timing of your life.

Life is short and unpredictable. You never know what’s coming ahead. That’s the nature of life and that’s also the beauty of life. So just enjoy the little things, appreciate each and every moment of your life (whether it’s good or bad), be grateful for what you have, and meditate. Yes, you heard it right. Meditation is way more powerful than you can possibly imagine. Please trust me on this one.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for being as strong as you could be. Thank you for never giving up. I love you more than words can say. And I’m so proud that you keep showing up, every. single. day. … I’m so proud of you and how far you’ve come.

And by the way, you’re never alone because I’m always here for you, no matter what.

I still have like a million things to talk to you about but I think that’s enough for today. I will write you more letters in the future.

Take care and bye for now!

Love,

Thuy

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