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Musings: A Letter To My Younger Self

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"Be who you needed when you were younger." 
I remember seeing these words on a post on social media.  On a lazy Saturday morning. I remember having to read the words twice. Then when I realized what it meant, I nodded my head in delight.
Little me needed a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry on. Someone to tell her the facts but not make up her mind for her. She needed someone to guide her. Not tell her how to live. 
Young adult me was perpetually lost, confused. Avoided mirrors like the plague.  Couldn't wait to grow up. Couldn't wait to be done with school. Just couldn't wait at all.
Then overnight she turned into an adult.  Everything was overwhelming. Because no one can ever teach you how to "adult". And despite all the jokes we crack about it, we're all a little too hopelessly lost.  Treading waters carefully. When we should have taken life by the horns and  been dancing like there's no tomorrow. 
"Be who you needed when you were younger.…