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I see you standing there. Alone. I can’t help but wonder what broke you.
Your hair is pulled into a loose bun on top of your head. Your eyes are slightly swollen. The corner of your bottom lip is hidden.
Your eyes slowly close as you take a breath. My heart cries for you.
I don’t know you at all. Yet, I’m drawn to you. I’ve been there before. I’ve felt this before.
You, my dear, are beautifully broken.
I know it doesn’t feel like it now, but it gets better. I swear. I know you don’t want to hear this. You may not even believe it. Just know that time will bring you peace.
I know it hurts. You can’t even drink it away. I’m telling you, I have been there before. It is going to get better.
But I warn you; the worst is yet to come. Yes, there is more pain to endure. But you’re strong. You’re much stronger than I ever was.
Whoever hurt you will live in your heart forever. You will never forget. You must never forget. This reminder will be your stepping stone to the place you’re meant to be.
That was not your place to stay forever. It may have been a pit stop, but that wasn’t home.
Home is a place of comfort and security. You never received that. Nor would you ever.
This hurt right now will be a learning experience. You will look back one day and be thankful for this moment.
You feel guilty for the part you played in this mess. You didn’t know any better. You were reacting to a situation that was beyond your control. Forgive yourself. You are human—but don’t you dare blame yourself.
For now, you must let go. If it is meant to be, it will be. I believe that is true. For now, the best advice I can give you is to move on.
You must move on. You must find yourself. Better yet, you must create a new life. A better life. Something worth living for.
I know it’s scary. I know it feels strange to move on alone. It’s the only choice you have. For yourself: to save yourself.
It won’t be easy. You will slip up. You will screw it up over and over again. But that is how it is supposed to happen.
It’s not supposed to be easy. Not easy at all.
But that is where the magic happens. The magic of experiencing life with all of its moments. And that is where you will find your happiness. It will happen when you least expect it.
I can see your soul. I can feel the good that lives within. And that, right there, is all you need to give yourself a better you. A new you.
I can see your future. It looks amazing from here. I see your smiling face. I feel your happiness. It lives within you now. Let it out. Please let it out.
You have the power to change everything, and you are the power to change everything.
And those broken pieces that feel so heavy at this moment will feel lighter.
Those broken pieces of yourself are so f*cking beautiful. Your broken pieces are what make you unique. They are parts of your past which shaped you into the person you are destined to become.
You, my dear, are beautifully damaged in the most wonderful way.