Yesterday I was with my friend and she played a song for me. It was about writing a letter to your younger self, giving yourself advice ect. As I gave a listen, it made me think of what I would say to my younger self. I began writing but deleted it because I just wasn’t feeling it, so I left it to stew and cook for a few hours. Nothing came to me, until today. I got a call from my ex this morning. We had to deal with an issue concerning our son. Hours later, my word stew was ready, and this is what I came up with….
My dear son,
This life is crazy, amazing, and wonderful. It can lift you up and then destroy you. It can be confusing, happy, and heartbreaking all in the same day. You will come across amazing people in your life, but you will also come face to face with the devil himself. Life gets hard. Life gets hard for everyone, your dad and myself included. At times it’s a fight and other times it’s a victory. Your dad and I have lived already for you and your brothers. We experienced joy and sorrow and everything in between, and we did it for you boys. We lived and we armed ourselves with advice, strong knowledge, do’s, and do not’s of this thing we call life. We left a few pages blank in our life journal so you can all make your own mistakes and your own victories. So you can succeed and fail. So you can be broken and then repair yourself after. We did a lot of the things you are about to do in your life, the mistakes and the happy mistakes, so we can advise you, lead you, and help direct you in the best direction for you. We won’t always be here for you, but we will leave you with as much direction as we can give you, if you will have it….
Take the chance. Celebrate your failures. Be humble. Kick ass. Love hard. Cry harder. Forgive yourself, we all make mistakes. Keep your brothers close. Bros before Hoes hard. Hug dogs. Stay away from cats. Live out loud. Stand by ocean. Let it go. Move on. Read a lot, write more :). Trust. Forgive. Don’t compare yourself to anyone, ever. Make your own path. If it feels wrong, it usually is. But most importantly know. Know that you are loved so very much and no matter what you do, or which direction you take in life, you will always have home when you need a place to lay your weary head. We will fight for you, but you have to fight for you too. After all, you are one of the best 3 things I have ever done in my life. I love you!