To my dearest previous self,
Everyday we wake up betting on other people. Betting on corporations. We don’t know a single person at Starbucks, but when we leave the house and skip breakfast, we are betting and depending on someone to be there. We don’t know a single person at the bank, but we’re betting on our money to be there when we need it. The best thing you ever did for me was bet on ME. This has been the most scariest, most tear filled rewarding journey anyone could ever ask for. There have been so many losses, but I promise they won’t be in vain. I promise it’s where I draw additional strength from. I promise it’s how I keep myself going every day that I want to quit. To be able to look back on what you & GOD did? There’s no better reassurance. If I could’ve told you 10 years ago that the purpose of life is not happiness, but rather serving, experience & growth. And that happiness will come as a natural byproduct. I would’ve. If I could’ve told you that self control is strength, and calmness is mastery therefore we can’t allow our emotions to overrule our intelligence. I would’ve. But instead you taught me. You showed me time and time again that every time we fail we prevail. So were the losses really losses if they made us better? We all must choose one of two pains. The pain of disciple or the pain of regret. THANK YOU for leaving no crumbs, no box unchecked, and not a single regret in sight. Yeah, you made mistakes. No, you’re not perfect. But you are walking in divine confidence under no false narratives & I can’t wait to show you what I do with the next 10 years thanks to your sacrifices. I love you. You didn’t deserve everything that happened to you, but you took it all in and triumphed so gracefully that people are astonished when they learn of your pain. You were amazing. I promise I’ll make you proud.
Rest in peace twenties ☠️🤍