I am on a little jaunt of self discovery today. Or….I am thinking about discovering some self. It feels good. I feel ready for growth.
I am reading and popping around the internet and I see an author writing some advice to their younger self. And I wonder what would I tell me from the advanced age of almost 42?
Sex: Have more of it. Be more open. Less worried about what it means (to you and about you). Experiment.
Body: Love it. It is all you have. It will never be perfect but it will be perfectly you and others will love it just as it is.
Love: Seek it out. Be open. Take what love is given to you and return it in the best way you can.
Go to college. Use a condom. Ask more questions. Take your health seriously. Find things you love and let them enrich your life. Do not be afraid to trust. Or be hurt. It will happen anyway. And it is not a reflection on you.
Perfect does not exist. Stop striving for it. Stop taking everything as a criticism. It is an opinion. Grow. Learn. Make more mistakes.
Believe. That you are beautiful and worthy and lovable. In miracles and good things.
Let things go. Not everything is meant to be forever and that is ok. Wish it well and move on. Continue on your own path.
And no matter what know you will be ok. You are a survivor. And you will always find a way.