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I wish that someone had told me when I was your age, that everything was going to be okay. I would find my path, I would lose my path. I would find my path again, wondering if really was my path is somewhere along the line, I would discover that I knew what my path was all long.
I wish someone had told me that I was smarter than I thought, prettier than I imagined and more compassionate than I realized.
I wish someone had told me that I would compare myself to others for most of my life, realize how selfish that was. And then compare myself some more, until I got to an age where I realized that I was whole and complete, and perfect exactly as God had made me.
I wish someone had told me that I would heal from my first broken heart, and my second, and third, and even my fourth. And by then I would have learned how to love myself in a way that I was looking for others to LOVE me.
I wish I had learned that I wouldn’t die from being fired from a job, that the humiliation would be short-lived while the WISDOM I gleaned would LAST A LIFETIME.
I wish someone had told me that there was no need to tiptoe into my power to make other people comfortable that I should do a deep dive of the highest of boards and UNAPOLOGETICALLY plunge into the depths of my potential.
Most of all, I wish somebody had told me that I’d spend most of my life wishing for my future, wishing for things to hurry up until I got to a certain age when I couldn’t do enough things to slow it all down BECAUSE IT HAD GOT SO GOOD.
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