Everything I Want To Tell My Childhood Self About Heartbreak

by Brittany Berke
Joselito Briones

I want to tell you a few things that are going to happen in the future to protect you from heartache.

You see, I'd love nothing more than to steer you in a direction that avoids any destruction or bumps in the road, but trust me, I'd do you a major injustice if I did that.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you will undoubtedly experience rejection in many ways, from the boy who doesn't love you to the employer who doesn't believe in you. On the flip side, you might even reject some people yourself, but it'll hurt just the same.

You're going to fight with your parents, and you're going to absolutely hate yourself without understanding why.

Regardless, you're going to experience more emotion than you could have ever anticipated, and that's quite OK. That's the way it should be.

I should also mention that you're going to encounter plenty of bizarre circumstances. You'll resent what you went through, and you'll wish many things turned out differently.

You're going to make friendships you think will last forever, but unfortunately, some of them won't.

You're going to make friendships you think will last forever, but unfortunately, some of them won't.

You'll believe you're on a journey to find your one soulmate, but you'll quickly realize your soulmates are actually your sister and a few great friends that became the family you created for yourself.

And you'll also realize that, sometimes, those unexpected connections are more powerful than anything.

At first, you'll want the entire world to witness the big things you accomplish, but you'll realize these big things aren't necessarily for the world. Rather, they're just for the people you hold close to witness, and that will be enough for you.

You'll learn small miracles add up to a bigger, more important picture and that the things meant for you will greet you when the time is right and when you're ready.

Small miracles add up to a bigger, more important picture.

You're going to learn to treat your personal life with grace and caution, but most of all, you're going to appreciate the way it has molded itself to both suit you and challenge you at the same time.

Sometimes, it may seem like a lot of things didn't turn out the way you envisioned them. But if there's anything you should know, it's that nothing will ever turn out the way you think it will.

But ultimately, that's the beautiful part of life. Although some things have disappointed you and didn't turn out the way you wanted, many beautiful lessons will manifest themselves in ways you never would have guessed.

Last, but not least, take chances. But don't lose yourself in the process.

Ultimately, your core personality will always be the same, and you will never be able to escape who you truly are. So don't make it harder on yourself by choosing to go against your better judgement and change yourself for others.

Take chances, but don't lose yourself in the process.

Be confident in who you are. You have a beautiful life ahead of you, and when you feel like giving up is the only option, remember that it's not. There's always more to come, and you have the drive to keep going.

Keep your heart wide open, and you're sure to find what you're looking for. Your journey won't be easy, but it will bring you great joy in the long run.

Above all, be kind and love others. Remember to laugh as much as you breathe. Your life is meant to be lived, so live it with all of your heart.