Dear Asha… Dear Me,
Second year university, that’s where we are right now. We are at a school that is so right for us, we are in a program that we are enjoying, we are participating wholeheartedly in Glendon life, and there are some exciting things that should be happening for us soon. I just want to take the chance to remind you that you’ve totally got this, even when you feel lost or confused. You have always been the one to make decisions for yourself, not waiting to see if other people are also making the same choice and not letting others influence your choices. Don’t stop doing that. You know yourself best and you know what is best for you.
Someone that will become a person that you look up to will share this quote with you. “Everyone that Enters your life comes at precisely the moment you most need to learn the lesson they’ve come to teach” – Robin Sharma. Remember this, and remember that people will come in and out of your life. You are a very social person and you will meet a lot of people in university. You will stay friends with some of them and you will drift apart from some of them. Don’t worry about impressing anyone. By the time most people get to university, they realize that people’s differences are what makes it fun connecting with others. You will also find people who have had similar experiences as you. You will start to feel really happy because for the first time you will feel like you can let down those barriers you’ve had up for way to long. Embrace those moments, you deserve them.
Don’t be afraid to be who you are. Sure there aren’t many people like you in the movies or in the spotlight, but role models don’t have to be celebrities. Look around you at your peers and older friends and family, there are some amazing people in your life. Accepting yourself as an individual is the best thing you can do. Even though it’s scary thinking about what people think of you, you will soon realize that the only thing that matters is what you think of yourself – that you accept yourself for who you are. The people that matter will love you for who you are and will support you, and the people who won’t, well they can find someone else to be friends with.
You are a shining star. You are passionate about everything you do and you put your heart and soul into it. Remember not to stretch yourself too thinly and become overwhelmed. First year will be a pretty good ride, but spoilers, second year is a lot harder. It’s not a bad time, but it won’t be as easy as first year. Keep being yourself and everything will fall into place eventually. And last but not least, HAVE FUN!
Note: It’s International Women’s Day today and there’s a campaign happening on YouTube called #DearMe where female vloggers are making videos to their younger selves and I thought it would be cool to participate in the campaign via blogging.
Song of the Week: Battles – Hudson Taylor