Sweetie, please learn from my mistakes. You are a big girl now- you have everything you need inside yourself to keep you safe. You have the opportunity to take these things that were done to you and use them to your advantage. You NEED TO LOVE YOU SO MUCH THAT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE DO DOESNT DEFINE YOU. Because one day, a woman is going to reach out, in the same pain you’re in today. And you are going to see- unobscured- the beauty and strength and value in her but she will be blind to it and you are going to be the only one she will hear and if you aren’t there, she is going to give up. You have to be there.

You are that important.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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