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Letter to my Younger Self

"I didn't have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life." ~ Tina Turner
Hindsight is something isn't it? I mean you don't learn your lesson or know how to handle the situation until after you have gone through that tough situation that led you to that ultimate realization. It is quite the conundrum. I am sure that we have all experienced at some time or another something that we wished we would've known ahead of time. Maybe we wish we would've known about that terrible breakup that that terrible relationship would lead to. Perhaps if we would've known the outcome of certain events, we would've acted differently - of course. It is so easy to say "could've, should've, would've" but what would you REALLY tell your younger self if you had the chance - knowing what you know now? I figured I would writ…
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