Dear past me,
We’ve experienced a lot of pain and misplaced trust, you and I. And I know that it seems like no one loves or cares about us. Please try to remember that even if it feels like you’re alone with all of those sinking feelings and messed up images, you’re not alone. Don’t give up and don’t give in to it. Try to remember that the perfect body image for us might not be attainable. Try to remember that loosing our temper too often is bad for our relationships. If you knew how much you would grow up, I’m sure you wouldn’t believe it. The person you’re with isn’t the one, so don’t be too upset that it’s souring. I know you already know in your heart it should have been over months ago and it won’t be over for almost another year. Try to remember that even if you are right about something and you’re mad, some times the best way for some one to find out they’re wrong is to let them find out they’ve made the mistake on their own. People are free to make their own choices as long as they’re not hurting anyone else in the process. Try to have a little more patience and understanding. Before you open your mouth to argue, take a deep breath and count to ten, is it still worth it? Do you love the person you’re about to argue with? Then no, whatever it is, no is the answer. No disagreement is worth the cost of love and friendship. I know there are certain, very specific times when we can’t help it but we have much better control over it now.
Above all else… Please try to love yourself. I know we tell everyone we love who we are, but you and I both know that we’re lying. We’re not a terrible person. Try not to forget that.
Your future self