A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear Nikki,
Someday it will not matter that you finished your thesis. Yet if you don’t you will not be where you need to be in life. You think that impressing people means being someone that you are not. In truth, you will find your truest friends and your truest self, by just being authentically you. And you are impressive enough without the embellishments and small white lies. You will find that romance novels are pallid compared to real life. Surprisingly, they will leave your pallet rather sour. Life is tougher now than it was then. But you are stronger. You have learned to work through your problems and face the challenges head-on. You will meet and marry a man that the current you would not even glance at twice. His hands are made for heavy labor, and his mind is not as educated as yours. But his heart is twice the size of yours. The day you marry him you will have a sense of the eternal. You will also have that sense at the birth of each of your children. YES, You have children! Where did the time go? It seems only yesterday I was you. There is a reason you feel dissatisfied with your life as it is. You were not meant to be doing what you are now. But keep doing it! Because without that experience you would not be the woman you are today. I cannot tell you that you will love yourself so much more. But you have learned to forgive yourself and others more. You are learning. Please let yourself fly and don’t forget to love yourself a little.
Sincerely,
You

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About Nikki Unplugged

I am who I am. No more, no less. A voice, a woman, a person with wants, needs, hopes, purpose, good deeds, and mistakes.
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