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Musings: Letter to a Sixteen Year Old

Dear Sixteen Year Old,
I have been struggling to write this letter since the morning. I have been trying to find the right words, because I know somewhere in this world, a scared, terrified sixteen year old needs to read these words.
Listen to me.
Right now everything that is happening to you will feel too much. There will be people in your life who are going to make you feel like you’re nothing. But you’re going to put those years behind you. You’re going to shine so bright. You’re going to become happiness personified. To the outside world that is.
Inside – the battle will always rage on. You’re going to run into the shadows from your past and it will affect you pretty badly. It will mess up your mind and you will go back to feeling insignificant and sixteen, and want to curl up on your bedroom floor that night.
Here’s the part that I want you to read more carefully now.
Do not fight that feeling immediately. You deserve to feel however way you want to feel. But once the thoughts begi…