An open letter to my 20 year old self

Dear Mia,

College just ended and I know that you are wondering what the hell you’ll do next. Don’t be afraid to make a choice, life doesn’t always revolve around your friends. At the end of the day, you only have yourself, and sometimes that is all you need. Life will not be easy, you’ll be working in a BPO company that will totally shock you – customers can be rude! However, you’ll meet people who are very nice and are enamoured by your youth. You’ll discover something about yourself that will help you in your future career. You’re dream of becoming a trainer will come true, and that memorable feedback you got from your V&A trainer will definitely change your life forever. Don’t worry, you’ll do wonders. You will bring joy to a lot people, tears to some but you’ll be memorable. Oh baby! You will!

Uncertainty will always bug you, trust your instincts. You’ll be more observant, in silence you’ll learn to listen, you’ll begin to undertand why its better to shut your mouth. Again, learn to trust your instincts, it will not fail you. (listen carefully)

People come and go, they are called acquaintances. True friends stay regardless of your stupidity and lack of proper judgment. You are blessed with good and trustworthy friends, keep them close. You’ll meet people who will judge you but your friends will always keep an open mind. You’ll be left with only a few real ones, treasure them. They will always have your back – keep that in mind. You’ll share a lot of life’s milestones with them, they’ll celebrate with you and they’ll celebrate you.

Love will still be elusive, dear. Be patient, it will come. He will come when the time is right. It won’t be easy, but learn to listen to the rumblings of your surroundings. He is nearby, babe.

There will be curve balls (as always!). There will be moments that you’ll find yourself crying yourself to sleep however, these moments will bring you closer to God. God sees and hears you, He is always around. He’ll never let you down. Keep praying, keep the faith.

Trust in the timing of your life. It may not make sense now, but believe you me when I tell you that you are at a very comfortable seat now. It may not be everything you hope it to be, but baby – it’s a whole lot better.