I wish I could go back knowing all the things I know now and send this letter to the girl I was.
Dear Victoria, you are 23 today you are leaving out your dreams slowly one day at a time and I’m happy about where we are now.
I hope you learn to love yourself as much as you want to love and care about those who don’t deserve your love and take you for granted.
Girl you need to stop stressing about that guy that called you a monkey yes it’s ok to cry but trust me he looks worse than what he called you now and the one that told nobody likes a girl with Acne well that is not true.
You see that Uncle trying to marry you by force you are stronger than him trust me on this one keep fighting till you eventually find the courage to speak out, it’s going to be scary and it will get really depressing but you will heal.
All those calling you small, skinny yes it’s ok to cry and wish you were someone else but Don’t do that for too long our body is better and it even gets better by the day.
I hope you learn to stop over thinking everything and just believe more in yourself, you are stronger that what you give yourself credit for.
Friends will come and go, relationships won’t last but in all Don’t try to change yourself for anyone I mean absolutely no one.
They are going to tell you Architecture is hard/it’s not for girls and you won’t be able to survive the first year well nothing good comes easy just know we did it.
There is one important thing I need you to know you are beautiful beyond words inside and outside.
We still don’t have good teeth our cheek bones are still there but keep smiling unapologetically and wholeheartedly because we only have one life to live and you can’t keep letting what they have to say stop your life.
Girl you are no dummy, every failure encountered is preparing you for something bigger than you can think of and I know this because we are doing so much right now sometimes it makes me wonder if it’s all a dream.
Fear and doubts still show up but you need to start doing things afraid because no one cares honestly they just care about results.
Finally, your dreams and goals are valid you can do anything, be anything you want to be as long you put your heart to it and work so girl start doing the needful.
I Love You ♥️ ❤️