The Part Of Me I Want You To See
Start writing a post

The Part Of Me I Want You To See

A letter explaining why I must always change.

The Part Of Me I Want You To See
Alex McGee

I know you.

You are me 20 years ago, and you are me today. The only difference between us is that I am doing all of the things you thought you could never do.

I do know you love me.

But I want you -- I am begging you -- to love me for the person I am.

Love me for my big spirit - a spirit that is too extravagant for that small town we are from. Love me for dreaming big. You have dreams too… yours are mine, but mine are not yours. Love me for wanting more than they told me I could have. Love me for everything I have sacrificed, and for how hard I've worked.

Love me. Love me for my plans for the future, for I have bright ones. Love me for making those plans happen. Love me for who I was, who I am, and who I will become. My adventures change me a little each time, they challenge me and grow me and make me better. Love me for being capable of change. Love me for wanting to make the world a better place, love me for at least trying to make the world a better place. Love me for my imagination, for it allows me to tell the most colorful stories. Love me for the way I get lost in a world of words... those books. When I am saddened to say goodbye to the characters I have come to love, love me then, too.

Love me for traveling. Love me for not stopping simply because I have been told by the many "yous" to stay put, get a big girl job, get married, have kids. Love me for being fearless enough to grab my backpack and take a trip at any given moment - because not only am I a dreamer, but I am an explorer. Love me for not resting until I have seen every nook and cranny in this world.

Love me for dreaming about romance, about a boy who will travel the world with me, and about a man that thinks I deserved to be kissed every minute of every day. A girl can dream, right? Love me for the way I love others, for wanting to take care of everyone I meet. Love me for wanting to take care of you, and love me for not knowing how. Love me for not being dictated by money. Love me for being independent, for working hard, for not giving up.

Don’t you know it’s you who taught me these things? To be strong, fearless, to never give up? Love me for my passions. Love me for learning to play the piano just to fall in love with the guitar. Love me for wanting to learn more, love me for being my own soul. Love me for my faith. Love me for being sure of the things I hope for and certain of the things I cannot see. Love me for my ability to love and to understand love. Love me for the things I may not love about myself. Love me. Not the me who you want me to be, or the you who you see in me. Just love me. Because I will always love you.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Panic! At The Disco Announces Breakup After 19 Years

Band Makes Breakup Announcement Official: 'Will Be No More'

panic at the disco

It's the end of an era. Originally formed in 2004 by friends in Las Vegas, Panic! At The Disco is no more.

Brendon Urie announced on Instagram that the band will be coming to an end after the upcoming Europe tour. He said that he and his wife are expecting a baby, and the life change weighed heavily in his mind to come to this decision. "Sometimes a journey must end for a new one to begin," he said.

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Odyssey's response writer community is growing- read what our new writers have to say!


Each week, more response writers are joining the Odyssey community. We're excited to spotlight their voices on as they engage in constructive dialogue with our community. Here are the top three response articles of last week:

Keep Reading... Show less

To Mom

There are days when you just need your mom

To Mom

There really is no way to prepare yourself for the loss of someone. Imagine that someone being the one who carried you for 9th months in their belly, taught you how to walk, fought with you about little things that only a mother and daughter relationship could understand. You can have a countless number of father figures in your life, but really as my mom always said, " you only get one mom."

Keep Reading... Show less

The Way People In Society are Dating is Why I Don't Date

I need someone to show that they want me for me, not that they're using me to chase the idea of being in a relationship.

The Way People In Society are Dating is Why I Don't Date

You hear your phone go off. He's asking you to hang out. Then, of course, you get the advice of your friends to decipher this text. Is it just hanging out or is it more than hanging out? You've probably done this at least once in your life or at least seen a tweet where someone posted their screenshots with a potential love interest.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Winter Break As Told By 'Friends'

Is a month at home too much to handle?


If you're anything like me, winter break is a much-needed light at the end of the tunnel after a long, stressful semester. Working hard for 15 weeks can really take a toll on a person mentally, physically AND emotionally. It's a nice change of pace to be back at home with your family and friends, but after a couple weeks, it can get, well... boring.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments