Sweater: Eloquii/ Earrings: Express
I wrote this letter to my younger self two years ago….
Girl you are the sh**! Yep, I said it! Don’t be self-conscious about the extra meat around your midsection and thighs. You are beautiful just the way you are. Your caramel melanated skin is the bees knees. And your full lips are what the people want. It’s what your counter parts wish they had and may one day be willing to pay thousands for. You are worth more than gold. Girl, as I told you before, you are the sh**! You are smart, way smarter than you think. You are different and quite unique and that makes you special. It makes you, you.
All of those dreams, all of those visions, start working towards them and they will begin to manifest. Don’t wait and don’t be discouraged. Remember what mommy always told you, you can do all things through Christ that strengthens you. So go after your heart’s desires and don’t look back. Greater is he that is in you, then he that is in the world. Although people may hurt you, continue to love as hard as you can. Forgive others over and over and over again even when it stings most. You don’t want bitterness to take root in your heart.
Always, always speak your mind and never be afraid-to stand up for yourself and those you love. Plant your feet deep and make sure you are rooted in Christ. He is and always will be the source of your strength. Remember to cast all of your cares on him because he cares for you. He loves you so much and there is nothing you can do to make him stop loving you. Princess, girl, people are going to fail you, but you must keep moving.
Always count it all joy and never hold grudges. It will do nothing but make life harder. Never ever forget that what people say about you is none of your business. Always be kind, always be respectful, always show love, always remember that you are beautiful just as you are. Always remember that you are the SH**!
Your 34 year old self.