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A Love Letter To My 23-Year Old Self

Dear Kristine,

It has been a long and tough journey, hasn’t it? You almost gave up on your challenges just because you were afraid that if you continue to fight, you would get defeated. But you know what’s great about you? Despite you’re struggling on how to win your battles, you still have showed the world that you are unafraid and confident to face each trial. You are brave, remember that. Because if you are not, you could have been defeated by now.

I saw how calmly you consider harsh words from people who tried to bring you down and lose your self-esteem. I saw how you keep your track so you would not get to their levels. Many times I have seen you on your almost-down situation but you never let yourself to stay there. You have been hurt that even myself wanted to leave you so I would not see your pain. Because I know that behind your smiles lies an unpleasant setting. And by knowing the truth breaks me. But you endure until you overcome whatever it is. Sometimes, to be honest, your carrying the burden all by yourself triggers me to distant because it’s too much to see you pretending that everything is okay. In spite of it, I always find a way to stay for you. Because I believe in you and that I don’t let my life slip through my fingers by not witnessing your triumphs.

You have truly grown now. You are no longer that little kid who once had been reluctant to face her fears. Things are not the same as it was. You have become fearless of dares and you don’t allow anyone’s opinions drag you anymore. You have learned from your mistakes of letting their words come your way. But you must be thankful for it prepared you to become stronger now.

You’ve got a good heart full of good intentions and aspirations. Your relationship with God is inseparable. You are an inspiration to the people at your age. I know someday you don’t have to undergo difficulties just to show the world how courageous you are because enough is your willpower to succeed in achieving your goals and objectives despite your obstacles to prove it.

You are not alone. You are surrounded by people who always support you in your becoming the person you desire to be. There may be other people who don’t believe in your abilities but are they worth your time? Of course not. You know you don’t owe them one, do you?

You are 23 and yet your prince charming has not even arrived. Don’t rush things. You still have things to accomplish in your life. You are still young and there is still a long journey to go. You are gonna have to focus first on your stability. That would prepare you to settle down in a great manner.

Be yourself. You are fully aware of how things get better and how it slowly betrays you. Your experiences have equipped you to deal with your upcoming battles. I believe in you, do not forget that. And I love you more than anyone else does.

Good luck. Pray. Be brave.

 

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Hi! This is Kristine and you just stepped in to my room. Everything's written here is based on my thoughts, experiences, and emotions. I love reading novels, writing essays, and making friends with everybody. 10 Things You Should Know About Kristine 1.She is fascinated by words. At 6, she was already seen for being in love with writing and scribbling books. The first english word she has read all by herself was "write". For her, this is the reason she loves to write and to read. 2. She has climbed 30 mountains already. She started this activity in 2015 until 2017 when she promised to only get back when she has already fulfilled her priorities. As of this time, she's still working hard to be able to go back as soon as possible. 3. She had been in a relationship once. It lasted for 3 years and half of it she firmly believes to be a one-sided love. She gave up on this man in 2017 when she realized that she has been treated like a trash and no woman deserves to be mistreated like this. So she moved forward. 4. She is an old soul in this millennial world. Yes, she is into classics. She loves the things that her friends barely stand like listening to classic love songs. Fan-girling is definitely not her thing. 5. She has received a cake only twice in her entire life. For two consecutive years from her 23rd birthday, she has been given a cake twice. Hopefully this year when she will be celebrating her 25th birthday in December, she would receive one or two. 6. She doesn't have her first dance yet. You might be wondering but she never gone to prom during high school. And the idea of first dance? This is one of the precious gifts she is willing to give to her man on her wedding day. Lovely, isn't it? 7. She loves to talk about life itself. Boring? Nah. She is more into life, the value of it, and the stories of people around her about life. She tends to ask you questions about your life (not to pry or something) when she feels like asking. Bear with her interviewing skills. 8. She aims to travel the Philippines before 30. Before turning 30, she aims to have traveled the 81 provinces of the Philippines and make a vlog out of it. She would love to do it alone. Such a goal! 9. She is reserved. For her, it is when you stop looking for love when love comes for you. You have to do all your might just to see who really she is deep down. 10. She adores museums and parks and bookstores and coffee shops. 10. She is an old soul, remember? This' gonna be the permanent place for my thoughts (hopefully for I am aware that I've created more than 3 blog spots now) wherein I'll be posting my life-experienced dramas and stories. I'll get in touch everyday. I will try. :)

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