If I could tell you one thing, I would tell you this:
Because it will be a difficult year, and it will be difficult to keep your head, and it will be difficult to love, because the world will break your heart at every possible moment.
Because the world will find ways to break your heart every night.
Because the world will find ways to remind you things you would rather forget but cannot.
Because the world will find ways to make you realize things you would rather not.
Because the world will take you the highest you’ve ever been and let you fall.
But be kind, because you’ve always been proud of your scars.
And be kind, because not everyone can.
and do not forget
how your father can make you feel like a million dollars regardless of the mistakes that you’ve made,
how your mother can humble you regardless of the things that you’ve achieved,
how your brothers and sisters can stay by your side regardless of the arguments you’ve had,
how your friends can take care of you when you can no longer take care of yourself,
how the binary star outside your window will always be there to comfort you after a bad dream.
Be kind, because it’s going to get better.
If I could tell you one last thing, I would tell you this:
You do not have to stop loving yourself in order to love others.
To days to come; and
All my love to long ago.