An open letter to the girl who thinks she isn’t good enough:
To the girl who wakes up every morning thinking she is not enough. To the girl who buries her face in her pillow so no one will hear her crying. To the girl who is always blaming herself when something goes wrong. To the girl who’s anxiety takes over at night where she lays awake creating scenarios in her head that will never happen. To the girl with countless insecurities. But mostly, to the girl who thinks that her life is not valued by others.
You are enough. The tears you cry do not define you. Some of the strongest people on this Earth cry. Your emotions are not your weakness but instead your strength. You are not always the one to blame, but rather someone who is willing to do whatever to takes to make others happy. Your anxiety is only has prevalent as you let it be. Do not let the opinions of others affect the way you live your life. Most of all, you are by all means valued. You are someone who is loved. Whether you are a daughter, a sister, a friend, a loved one, you are wanted.
But I get it. We are all living in the same fucked up society struggling to be enough. You may not be the smart one. You may not be the prettiest one in your friend group. You arn’t the fittest or skinniest one. You arn’t the funny one. You aren’t the one they think of first to call when someone wants to hangout. You do not have some fancy degree thats going to tell you where you are going in life. You do not have an exciting job lined up after graduation. You do not have your life planned out from start to finish. But thats the thing…
THAT IS OKAY. Stop letting the pressure of having everything planned out take over your life. Stop competing with unacceptable expectations of society. Stop comparing yourself to everyone else you see on social media. Stop allowing yourself to base your life value on the opinions of other people. Stop allowing yourself to feel shitty and feel worthless. Stop focusing on what your are bad at and focus on the positive. Because that is that. One day you are going to find what you are good at and you are going to excel more and more at just that. You are going to find your purpose.
You are in control. You are the one who has the power. This is your life and no one else’s. Your purpose is not to make other people happy and fulfill the expectations of society, but do what makes you happy. Let go of the negativity. Let go of the people who bring you down. Let go of the those unrealistic scenarios in your head. Let go of the insecurities. Let go of it all, because you are and always be enough.
P.S. Everyone is fighting their own battle and is on their own journey. Be mindful, be positive, be caring.