#LoveMe – A note to my past self

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  1. Why are you doing #LoveMe?
  2. A photo of you
  3. A word that describes you
  4. A person who loves you
  5. A note to the past you
  6. A note to the future you
  7. One thing that’s just for you
  8. Share a scar
  9. Share something beautiful
  10. Share a secret
  11. Share a smile
  12. Share a flaw
  13. Share a quote
  14. Share a fear you overcame
  15. Something you have done right
  16. Something you like about yourself 
  17. Something that feeds your soul
  18. Something that feeds your brain
  19. Something you feel strongly about
  20. Something you love to wear
  21. Something you are proud of
  22. What makes you unique?
  23. What is your best feature?
  24. What makes you happy?
  25. What makes you laugh?
  26. What makes you feel beautiful?
  27. What have you accepted about yourself?
  28. What have you learned from doing #LoveMe these past twenty-eight days?

Hi Becky,

It’s you, from the future. And no, you sadly were not whisked away by the Tenth Doctor in the TARDIS. Because, unfortunately, you will never read this.
I just want you to know that you are currently a month out from 25 and you still haven’t quite gotten your life together. You are in the process of researching changing universities (again), you’re in a little bit of debt that you have to get out of (again), and you aren’t overly thrilled with your current weight (again). But, you have plans in motion to rectify all of these situations. And you’ve been here before. And fixed all of these issues before. The fact that you, in the past, have done these things means that I feel like I have the strength to do these things again.
Thank you for your resilience, your quiet strength, and your ability to make the tough changes you need to to make life how you want it. You moved to Brisbane because that was best for you, despite having to leave everything that was familiar. You moved to Canberra alone when Brisbane became too much, and then you came back again because Brisbane is your home.
You’ve been able to make tough decisions over and over again and so I have faith that I will be able to do it for the next little while.

I do want to say that you won’t be at Subway forever. At the moment you have a great, steady job with great people that allows you to have some financial security while studying. You are now studying the right degree, but are moving unis for the third time. However, hopefully this time will be better. And also will be the final time.

I am proud of you. Thank you for all of this. (Also thank you for the wicked taste in music, books, and movies).

Here’s hoping that maybe one day you can read this and draw strength from it.

Love,

You.

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About Bec Graham

Bec Graham, 24, was born on the wrong continent. Everything from her burns-like-paper skin tone to her inability to cope with the slightest hint of a hot day suggests she should have been born under the gloomy skies and mild sun of the UK. She hopes writing will get her to her rightful home one day. Failing that, she scans the skies for a spinning blue police box, hoping to catch a lift back to the motherland.
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2 Responses to #LoveMe – A note to my past self

  1. Deborah says:

    I love this. I like the positivity as well as the pragmatism! I suspect I’d be all ‘doom and gloom’ and want to completely rewrite everything I’ve done!

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