Dear Beautiful Self
As you continue to grow you will be lucky enough to find a few people who are committed to the incredible soul that you embody. They will amaze you, they will bless you, they will impress you. But you must understand that there is a limit to the care they can extend and the responsibility to take care of you, first and foremost, belongs to you.
Take good care of your self.
You will long to be loved in ways that you know you deserve. You will contend with those who cannot be bothered to go that extra mile. Imperfection is a plight of the human condition. In many cases, they mean well and do not know how deeply it hurts you when you are loved mediocrely. But you must understand that the responsibility to love you well, in the ways that you desire, first and foremost, rests with you.
Give unconditional love to your self.
You will argue with the many voices in your head about the right way to deal with life. You will sometimes find it is difficult and nearly impossible to come to an agreement. There will be times when you will be so hard on yourself and you will find it difficult to give you the space to put you first. But you must understand that the responsibility to know when to prioritise your well being over the desire to please others, first and foremost, is yours to have.
Prioritise yourself to your self.
You will face many criticisms about who you are, how you are and what you are. You will make changes but never be perfect. You will hurt, you will cry, you will at times struggle to find safe spaces to express your deepest innermost thoughts. But you must understand that the responsibility to be the one place you need, where it is always safe to be you and where only kind eyes will stare back, first and foremost, is for you.
Be kind to your beautiful self.
When you have made habits out of the above, you will be better able to extend the same care, the same love, the same priority, the same kindness to the “others” in your life. But you, gorgeous self, must begin by seeing you.