I don’t know if we’ve met before, whether we’ve walked past each other in the corridor, or rolled our eyes at each other during a particularly boring morning assembly, maybe we’ve had an actual conversation in the past. Regardless, you mean so much to me. The fact that we were in the same school, that you and I had the same teachers and were part of the same fraternity is enough for me to care deeply for you.
Baby, I know exactly how you feel. We mess up sometimes, we make mistakes and we get caught. The guilt sometimes is unbearable, the fear is even worse. We’ve all been there. We’ve all contemplated giving up. We’ve thought about how easy it would be to just call things off. But, if my eighteen years of existence has taught me anything, it’s that nothing is as bad as it seems. The silver lining you hear people talking about? It exists.
With every difficult situation life throws at you, you have a choice. You can choose to give into temptation and give up, or you can rise above it. You, my friend have the power and the strength to rise above.
There will be people out there who take you for granted, who don’t take you seriously. There will be people who will base their entire judgement of you on one poor decision. You mustn’t let their insensitivity and idiocy get to you. You are so much more. The beauty of life baby, is that you get to decide what defines you, and one bad decision most certainly does not.
Surround yourself with people who love you. Remember that your family loves you unconditionally. Had something happened to you, they’d never get over it. To them, you’re truly perfect. Regardless of the mistakes you’ve made, they will forgive you and help you to grow.
Mistakes are an integral part of growing up, my love. Accept yours and move past them. Life is all about perspective, things that really bother you today might not even matter tomorrow. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING works out in the end.
I’m not exactly the best person to give you advice and I don’t want you to think of this as advice. You might not even read this. I just want you to know that as cliched as it sounds, you’re not alone. Were all searching for that silver lining, the light at the end of the tunnel, and one day we will find it. Don’t give up now baby, you’re almost there.