To those who are confused, lost, and frustrated,
Hi, my name is Miya. I am writing you a letter to let you know that I am with you. I am so lost in my life right now too. I do not know where I belong. I do not know where my life is taking me. I honestly do not even know what I want to do with my life, really. So I know how you feel. I am right with you. It is so hard to stay motivated and get things done in this state, right? You might be in school or working, or you might not. You see all of those people on social media or those close to you, such as your friends and family, having what you so desperately want to have, and you get frustrated, rushed, and envious. That thing could be a career, a promotion, love, a relationship, “beauty”, an apartment, or just life itself. Adding on to that, you get so mad at yourself for feeling that way and feel ashamed. Love, I know exactly how you feel. Because I have been feeling that way too, but you know what? You are allowed to feel all of those emotions right now. You are allowed to feel confused, lost, and frustrated. You really are. And all of those “successful people” you see out there have been in the same state once or twice, maybe more in their lives before they became “successful.” I said “successful” because you never know what they are truly going through behind the walls. They might be struggling too!! Now, do you feel better? If so, that is great:) Even if you are not, you have every right to feel that way.
“Don’t let anybody tell you, what you can do or cannot do. It’s so wrong. It is just so wrong.”
This phrase which Miss Emma Watson (god, my idol) said in a random interview has been stuck in my head for years, and she is right!! Everyone experiences everything at a different pace. So take it easy on yourself: go to Starbucks or shopping and treat yourself today, babes, because you surely deserve it!!
I gotta go now, but love you so much, and talk to you later:)
Edited by Emiru Okada
Graphic by Maya Kubota