For years, you've struggled to find a place in this world. Little did you know that it was not a matter of finding, but rather a matter of creating.

Thank you for learning how to avoid conformity. Thank you for learning how to turn a blind eye to the negativity.

You use to be so anxious about where life would take you as if worrying about the decisions you'd make would make the outcome any different. Rest assured, the universe has carried you in the right direction.

It's crazy to think back on how transparent you were when it came to conflict. "Out of sight, out of mind" probably wasn't the best of calls when dealing with issues but, on the bright side, you've managed to overcome that.

I'm proud of you for your fearless navigation. To be quite honest, I'm still not sure where that destination of yours is but, everyone has a time and place. It's only a matter of time before that becomes clear to you.

You've grown so much more in touch with yourself and the world around you. I know how hard it must have been, opening your eyes to a sea of light when all you've ever known was dim. I can't begin to tell you how incredible you are.

I wonder what you think of me now. Am I what you imagined me to become? I wonder how it makes you feel, seeing me before you. Is it pride that you're feeling, or perhaps disbelief? Maybe a bit of both.

It may be difficult, but you have to learn how to say "no" once in a while. Sadly, not every person that walks into your life brings positive energy. It's up to you to figure out who can leave and who can stay. You can't be a people-pleaser forever (spoiler alert: you definitely grew out of it).

Appreciate the love while you can. It gets a little lonelier, but you learn to enjoy your own company. I can't even begin to tell you how in love I am with myself now. It's a happy, happy time.

There is no room for doubt in a mind like yours. Cultivate whatever happiness you see fit. Just don't forget to reflect.