Dear Beautiful Emerging Woman,
You may have spent less time on this earth than those around you and you may not have it all figured out. Please know that none of us do. There are things in this world, like schools and other places who want you to believe that we should know who we are and what we are doing with our lives, often by the time we are 16 or 17. There are so many ideas about who we are meant to be and what it means to be a woman.
We want to let you know that it is very very ok, and totally normal to not have a clue what you are doing or where you are going. It is ok to be nervous about growing up and unsure about what comes next. It is ok to feel frustrated because everyone else in your life seems to think that they know whats best for you better than you do. Its ok to want to do whatever it is that you want to do, even if it changes all the time. That’s all part of the fun of growing up. And you know what? We are FOREVER growing up!!
The truth is that the adults in your life are not you. They will never truly see the world through your eyes. That is what makes you the only ever version of you. They want what’s best for you, and they know some pretty useful things too, so listen and grow your own ideas too. You are so incredibly beautiful just because of that very fact. There are incredible things in store for you in this world. So so so much more than you can even imagine. Those things that you are told are your only options…. they so aren’t. The things that are coming your way, they will blow your mind!
In fact, you will blow your own mind when you see how you manage to handle some pretty tough stuff in your life. It may not look like it at the time, but one day you will look back and be super proud of yourself. I bet that you can already look back and find something that you did that makes you think “Wow! I did alright there”. You handled that thing because you have the makings of “incredible” inside you. That is what we know for sure.
Know that there will be times where the world tries to take your voice, maybe it already has. Know that the world can never truly take your voice, as it lives and will forever live inside you. It is our hope for you that you learn what you are most passionate about and learn to stand up for both yourself and others. This is one of the most important things in life. Be kind and help others in EPIC ways, but forever remain true to yourself and save some of yourself for you too.
Know that you are beautiful and loved, even when you don’t recognise it in yourself. This is not negotiable. It is who you are. Know that you are reading this because you have within you everything you need to be who you want to be and to do what ever you aspire to do.
We are really looking forward to meeting you
The Aspire Team xx