My dearest, Sometimes you’ll feel hopeless. You’ll feel like the situation you’re in offers no solutions, like the people in your life will never understand you, or like the person you are just isn’t good enough. It’s going to be okay. You’re going to be okay. There is always a silver lining, if you look with the right eyes. There are seven billion people in this world, and there are definitely ones out there who not only “get” you, but will celebrate your existence. You are good enough. You’re actually wonderful, gorgeous, and unique. And I love you. Sometimes you’ll feel scared, confused, inadequate, cynical, and depressed. It’s going to be okay. You’re going to be okay. You are a strong person, and you have all the tools you need. You learn something new every day, and you can use these experiences to find answers. You don’t need to worry about outcomes, though. You’re here to live in the moment. You are everything you need. The beauty that radiates from you and your passions is enough to get you through any conflict you find yourself in. There’s no need to compare yourself to others. You’re beautiful. You’re not perfect, though, and I fucking love that about you. Everything is okay, I promise. You know what, though? It’s not bad to experience these emotions. It’s not bad at all. It’s actually really important. These aren’t “negative” emotions, they’re just emotions. They’re one end of the spectrum that makes us human, and being human is glorious. Allow yourself to completely engulf these feelings. Get to know them. Be polite to them, like you would to a new acquaintance that you don’t ever see yourself hanging out with again. Accept their presence, then release them. There is a lyric in an aKING song that goes…
Teach them to dance and let them go
…and I feel that this applies to these feelings we’re talking about today. Dance with them. Give them life. And give them the tools they need to leave. So the next time you feel jealous, frustrated, guilty, or angry know that it’s okay. And you’re going to be more than okay. You’re going to thrive here. In fact, you already are.