I am absolutely in love with the ‘Dear Me’ Campaign. As you know this site is about life lessons. An open letter to yourself. A letter you can read now but wish you had when you were sixteen. A moment in time when you were filled with self-doubt and worry. When perhaps you were self conscious and didn’t believe in yourself. When you are sixteen life can feel like it’s continuously moving in one never ending circle. There are days when you feel that you will never be free of this spinning wheel of fear and uncertainty. A letter from the future you telling you that everything WILL work out would have been great. A letter from the future telling you to let go and not sweat the small stuff. A letter telling you something you know now but didn’t know back then; LET GO and LET LIFE HAPPEN.

Stop putting yourself down. Believe in yourself. Take those brilliant ideas and turn them into gold. Why? Because you are worth it and can do anything you put your mind to. Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks. The most important opinion is YOURS. Love yourself and be kind to yourself.

What would you write your sixteen year old self? What would you write to yourself last year? Knowing where you are today what are the things you wish you knew? I am sure there are many things. What you can do today is write that letter anyway. Read it out loud and remind yourself that everything will be okay.

Sometimes we allow life to get the best of us and as a result make choices that are not in our best interest. The good news is that we have a site like this one…of course. In addition, to campaigns like #DearMe where people can share their life lessons with each other. This is a reminder that you are not alone. There is someone out there in this beautiful world going through the same thing as you. Don’t go down a destructive or dark path. Also, don’t make decisions based on your current state of emotion. Meet yourself and your current state of being with compassion. It’s okay not to be perfect and it’s okay not to be okay. As that saying goes ‘this too shall pass’.

Remember, life is indeed what you make it. I encourage you to design the best life possible for yourself. Only you hold the power in this regard and the rest with just flow as it should.

Check out a few great videos by some inspiring people.

1. Essie Button “Embrace the embarrassing moments”
Essie Button

2. Susan Wojcick “Don’t know what you’re doing? It’s okay!”
Susan W

3. Gigi Chao “It’s Not Your Fault

Peace & Love Y’all



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Hanifa Sekandi

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