Dear Teenage Tabia,

I’m writing this letter to you as a 24-year-old adult. Wow, remember when you thought you wouldn’t make it passed 18? You’ve come a long way baby girl.

I’m here to let you know that it does get better. Everything gets better with time. You’re still the hardworking and sweet and polite girl, but you’ve also come out of your shell a lot. I’m proud of you.

Some of the things that you wanted to do, have been done. Others have taken a back seat. You have changed so much, but the one thing that has remained the same, is that you are always true to yourself.

You went through college, endured tough times, but still came out victorious. And you know those guys that you used to worry about? They don’t matter because you found the love of your life after all and you are happy.

You were the youngest student in your graduate school graduating class. Yes, you went to graduate school and you did very well for yourself. I know that your relationship with your parents was very rocky in those teenage years, I hope that you are pleased to know that you and your dad are best friends and ever since you’ve moved out of your mom’s house, you’ve been closer.

That reminds me, you moved out at 23 with your partner. You are really an independent woman and can make things happen. You continue to travel and your love of books have not gone away. As a matter of fact, you are in the process of writing a book and you’ll be able to call yourself an author sooner or later. You’re also an award-winning journalist. Wow.

You’re going to break up with a lot of friends, and some of them twice, but just know that it was better off that way, you have more peace of mind knowing who was really your friend.

You ended up doing really well for yourself. Yes, you are still young but you’re on the right track and I’m proud of you. Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.


Tabia, 24


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