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Letters To Me From Me

Updated on July 8, 2017

Dear Younger Me...

There are so many things I want to tell you, but I don’t really know where to start. First of all, I really want to point out to you that you do have a family that really does love you, I know you know this but I want to reassure you that this is true. Cherish the times spent with family make more of an effort to show how much you love them and are grateful for them. You will experience some really, really tough times and a lot of heartbreak but please just stay strong, and ask for help and support when you need it. I know it’s hard but you’ll come through it in the end. You will have some great adventures along the way where you will create some amazing memories. You will meet people in your life now that you never expected to have such an impact on your life later on, good and bad. But all this makes you, you. It shows who you are and what you are capable of. You will start going on another journey… soon enough, it’s not one you might think of it’s more of a self-discovery. You will find out some interesting, confusing, shocking and exiting things about yourself. But don’t forget that you are still the same person you’ve always known. Don’t waste time on people and things that aren’t worth it spend that time finding people who love you for you and want to be a proper friend to you and do what you love doing. Reach for the things you want to do, don’t let anybody say that you can’t do it and fulfil your dreams, those solos, the auditions, the life experiences and the adventures. Don’t let those opportunities pass you by because of other people, if you don’t get it it’s not the end of the world keep trying your best and put all your effort into it. Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself when you get things said to you that you don't agree with, that you think are wrong. You will meet and come across some horrible people in your life that have a severe effect on you, don’t let them get away with it. You are much better than that. Realise what’s important to you and live by them. Keep reaching for those heart felt desires, keep being creative, learn those instruments and activities that you have, improve your mind, inspire those around you, be supportive to all around you and be a friend to those around you even if they don’t want to be your friend. There is a bumpy road ahead of you but it’s important to keep moving on and be who you want to be. Realise your potential and don’t be afraid of who you are inside.

With love from a “slightly” older you.

Dear Older Me...

I have no idea what life had in-store for you, things in our life have always turned out different from what we had ever expected it to be. All I can really say is what I hope your life is like now and how you have turned out. Well I suppose I could start with my best wishes for your current situation. I hope you’ve finally found your crowd who likes you for you and are supportive. I hope you have finally realised your potential and realised that you are actually good at something and following your career dreams. I don’t know what’s really going to happen with your transition at this point I would like to think that the family are supportive and understand a bit better, I hope by the point you look back on this that the physical transition has begun and you are allowing yourself to fully show your gender expression and be accepted for that. I do hope you have a decent job that is something that you always wanted to do. I hope you are inspiring people, I hope you are being creative and imaginative. I hope you are doing your absolute best to support and give advice and be a friend to those around you. At this point in my life I have no idea what the future holds I just hope it’s a positive and bright one. I can’t help wonder if you’ve ever had a partner or have one if you do congrats! And if you don’t then no worries maybe one day. Just as long as they make you happy and you make them happy, that’s all that matters. At this stage in life I really hope that you have been spreading the word and have been a good advocate for LGBT rights. This message is also a reflection on life. I know that some things in our life will never be forgotten but perhaps we will look back on those events in a different way, maybe even pulled through and come out the better person and have a bit more positivity in our life.

All the best for the future,
With the love from a younger you.

By D.J.D


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