“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinion drown out your inner voice.”

“You aren’t perfect and you should be proud  of that.”

You have no idea what an amazing human being you are. I know things haven’t always been easy. But you made it through and in the process you became this wonderful person you are today.

Love yourself.
People will come and go. The only one who remains is you. So, love yourself first. Your flaws are what make you so uniquely imperfect. So, quit stalking that girl’s Instagram page and silently hating yourself. You don’t know her story. She’s fighting her own demons.

It won’t be easy but it’ll be worth it.
Success isn’t something that will be handed to you on a silver platter. You will have to work for it. That might cost you a lot but in the end when you look back, you’ll smile at your younger self who thought of giving up right in the beginning.

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Mistakes are meant to be made.
Failure is a term that has always given you nightmares. But it is inevitable. It is going to happen. And when it does happen, learn from those mistakes. Don’t let your mistakes define who you are.

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinion drown out your inner voice.”

Treat yourself – have fun!
You’ve always wanted to do great things in life. I’ve seen you give up on leisure. I remember how you chose to sit at home and finish work while everyone your age was attending that concert. But remember, you’ve got to make some memories for when you’re old and frail. Else, what goofy stories are you going to tell your grandchildren ?

Quit being so hard on yourself.
Life is hard enough already. Cut yourself some slack. Don’t become your own enemy. Pat yourself on the back, even in the most difficult of situations.

You’re beautiful.
You are the most perfect version of who you are. Flaws and all! So, quit cringing every time you look in the mirror. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinion drown out your inner voice.

Life has its ups and downs. But what’s important is that nothing is permanent. When you read this letter again, you might not be who you are today. But if you want that person to be happy, start loving yourself today.

So, the next time your heart cries in pain, remember that you aren’t alone. I’m with you. Always and forever!

-Love, you.



Author: Zainab Haji

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