I’m incredibly proud of you. You’re fighting the darkness. Keep going. You’re going to find the light.
You come out stronger. You have a voice. You’re inspiring others to speak up and share their experiences with the world.
Nothing is going to stop you! Not the bullies! Not the haters! Not those who doubt your capabilities!
Trust every thought you have. Believe in yourself. You’re much more than ‘potential’. You’re a star waiting to shine. You have a voice about to stand out.
Those you love are by your side. You’re not alone. You never have to feel you can’t speak up. Don’t be afraid. It’s OK. When the darkness swallows you up, you can say. Don’t hide behind your smile. Don’t be afraid. Reach out to those you trust. Know you can talk to your friends.
You’re the person you wanted to be
The person you dream about being is the person whose writing you this blog post.
Despite everything, you come out on top. You’re standing proud. You’re standing knowing you’re the person you’ve always been, but never had the confidence to be.
You talk in front of crowds. You talk about what you’re going through with others.
That’s why you have to believe in yourself. When you’re at your lowest, know it’s OK to have some alone time. It’s also OK to tell others how you feel. Don’t be afraid to say you’re not OK at the fear of what someone will say. The people who love you will be there to support. They’ll be their to listen.
Listen to yourself as well. When you want to do something, don’t hesitate. You were born to make an impact on this world. You were born to be different. You’re John Sennett! You’re a beautiful human being with a radiant smile. Don’t let anyone else tell you so.
Fight for who you are
Fight to be the person you are. Not literally! Put in the work to be the star you are. It’ll all be worth it. Look in the mirror and stand proud. You know who you are. You know what you can do. You know the haters are jealous. You know those who are doubting your capabilities are afraid at what you can achieve.
John, you set a Guinness World Record. Let that be some inspiration for you. You can do a lot. You can do anything you put your mind to. You can be anyone you want to be.
The nights you feel alone, write down your feelings. Writing will help you.
The days you feel happy, write down how you feel and why you feel this way. Writing will be your inspiration.
You’re an inspiration
You’re an inspiration, John! You might not know it now and you might be worried about what this means, but know that every struggle you have, it’ll go on to help someone else.
You learn to open up. It’s tough. But, when you know how you feel and understand what’s made you feel that way, you’ll be the person you’re meant to be.
Your future self is here waiting for you. The opportunity to be the person you look up to is there waiting for you. Take chances. Take risks. Speak up. Say what you feel. Even if it’s just to yourself. You know how strong you are.
Nan will always be with you. She may have just left, but she’ll always be in your heart. She’ll always be by your side.
Continue her legacy. It might surprise you. You go on to help communities around the world. You go on to work with groups on 6 continents. Nan will always be proud of you. You know how much you meant to her. Don’t lose that feeling. Remember that! Remember she’s always with you and you will go on to be the best person you can be.
That what may happen in the months/years to come, that you never lose yourself. Never let someone tell you what to do. Do things your way. Be true to who you are and embrace everything about you.
You will go on to do amazing things and you will go on to excel in life. This is coming from your future self…
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