Fly away, little bird. It’s now time for you to be on your own and grow. Today is the day to leave behind all of the guilt, shame, and fear. Why? Because the future is here. Today is the day to be you. It is time to shine your true colors and step into your bright light. I know it may feel like you are surrounded by gray clouds and gloomy days, but it is time to let the sunshine inside of you.
Let in all of the flowery goodness and positivity. Let the good vibes consume you and know that it is okay to embrace love and laughter. It is not selfish nor is it boasting; it is what you deserve.
You may feel safe under your parent/guardian/support system/soulmate’s wing, but I promise when you let go and fly you will always have a place to call home. You will have a place to go back to and a place to recharge, but you don’t need to let that be your only way anymore.
I usually write for me, but today I am writing to you. This post is for the young adults out there wanting to make a difference but are paralyzed by the fear of never being good enough. I am here to tell you that you are indeed good enough and what you want to do during this time you have on Earth matters. It actually, truly matters.
Use your voice. Fly high and don’t stop. Do your best every damn day and do it because you want to, not because you have to. Set personal goals for yourself, not to make others happy or approve of you. Validate yourself rather than seeking the sole validation of others. Remember how powerful your thoughts are, and know that thoughts are not facts.
Speak your truth, stand up for yourself, and make a difference. Shine that beautiful bright light. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Strike a pose in the mirror on the daily. Forget about turning back because you were made perfectly perfect in your own amazing way. Feel all of the feelings and embrace your emotions.
Know that you are not alone and that so many of your brothers and sisters surrounding you support you with endless amounts of love. Start conversations with strangers and don’t forget to breathe. Know that we are all more alike than different. You are awesome, and you are worthy, and you are amazing. So go and do whatever your heart and soul are calling you to do and make peace with that. Fly away, little one, it is your time to shine.