"A Letter to a Younger Me"
To the girl that filled pages of journals
With stories of heartbreak and self-harm
I love you
You were always worthy of love
And of honesty.
I’m sorry we couldn’t figure this out sooner.
I’m sorry I couldn’t love you sooner.
I’m sorry you cried, felt pain and entered
An awful depression.
I’m sorry you tried to end your life.
But, I’m glad you didn’t
I’m glad you’re here today
I love you so deeply
You are special
You are worthy
About the Author
I’m proudly Latina and grew up in the NYC/NJ area! I was diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety and have grown comfortable with talking openly about it. Mental health had always been a taboo in my family, and then making me feel ashamed of my brain. But, the more I talk about it and share my story, the stronger I feel.
I #LiveToTell my story in hopes that it inspires people around me to keep moving forward and to know that human resilience is beautiful.