An Open Letter to Everyone Still Trying to Find Their Own Way

Hey, you.

Yes, you. I’m writing you this letter to let you know that whatever you’re doing or wherever you are in life, you are doing good. You are enough. You are beautiful. You are loved.

And you are most definitely not alone.

Your journey is certainly not solitary, but one that likens to a thread intertwined and interwoven with the rest to form a majestic, colorful tapestry.

Okay, I don’t mean to sound all fortune cookie-ish, but what I’m really trying to say is that wherever you are on this path you’re taking, you are not alone.

Most of us are still trying to figure out what our paths are going to lead us to – yes, myself included. Most twenty-somethings I know are pretty much going through the same thing, and I’m telling you right now: THAT’S PERFECTLY FINE.

Here’s the thing: I actually wish I could tell you that everything will turn out like you always planned it to in the end, but that would just be a blatant lie (and a shitty cliché at that). Life does not always give us what we want and it’s something that we should accept wholeheartedly if we are to keep journeying through this world. But I am not, in any way, saying that you should throw in the towel.

I’m saying it’s perfectly fine to carve your own path and do it your way. It’s perfectly fine to tread your path at on your own pace, as long as you don’t give up. It’s perfectly fine to get exhausted. We all get tired sometimes, and it’s okay to admit that.

It’s perfectly okay to listen to what your heart is saying.

Be good to yourself because no one else will.

Indeed, life is full of pain and suffering and sorrow. I’m afraid it’s all painfully inevitable. But, thankfully, there’s an upside to all of that.

Difficulty, hardship, and suffering all have one denominator. They’re all great motivators. 

Think about it. Suffering is what keeps us on our feet. It almost always pushes us to become better, driving us to learn from our mistakes and gain wisdom from our experiences.

Suffering is also what makes us human. It’s what makes us feel alive. (Surely, some of you Westworld fans out there might be keen on what I’m going on about) We definitely won’t be able to appreciate the positive things in our lives had we not tasted sadness or defeat. Truly, suffering is what keeps us grounded and grateful for the things we have achieved.

The bottomline is, where you are right now is where you should be. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

Life shouldn’t be a rat race, after all.

Always,

Liz

Note to self: Be good. To yourself and others.

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P.S. Do you have anything to share to the rest of us still trying to find our own way in life? Any thoughts or pieces of advice? Share them in the comments below, guys. Thank you.

 

An Open Letter to Everyone Still Trying to Find Their Own Way

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Alam mo ‘yung pagmamahal
Na pakiramdam mo said na said ka na
Pero kapag nariyan na ang sinisinta
Tila bigla kang nagkakaroon ng lakas na muling ibigin siya

Alam mo ‘yung pag-ibig
Na tipong nakakalasing,
Nakakalunod, nakamamatay
Ani mo’y isang malubhang karamdaman
Na walang ibang lunas kundi ang haplos niya

Para kang naaadik sa isang halik lang niya
Nakakalimutan ang sakit na hatid mismo ng
nag-uumapaw mong pag-ibig sa kanya
Naglalaho ang pagod ng walang-sawa
mong pagsinta

Marahil nga ako lang ang nakakaalam
Marahil ako lang rin ang nakakaramdam
Marahil ipinanganak ako upang ibigin siya
Marahil hindi ito ang kaso para sa kanya

Alam mo ‘yung pagsinta na ang sakit sakit,
parang mamamatay ka na?
Oo? Hindi? Ewan?
Kasi para sa’kin, ito ‘yung pag-ibig
Na unti-unti akong pinapatay
Pero nananatiling dahilan para ako ay mabuhay.

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