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To the person who feels lost,

Every day you wake up, brush your teeth (hopefully), shower, and get ready for the day ahead.  Some go to school, college, university, work and some stay at home.  Whatever you do, you have a routine you follow every day.  So, you should know your place and purpose, right?  Wrong.

While you’re going through your day, you have peers who seem to have accomplished so much more than you believe you will ever achieve.  You don’t know where you fit in this big, crazy world, and that is okay.  Everyone around you seems to know what they are meant to be doing and how they are going to achieve their goals… No one has their whole life organised.  Not everything is as it seems.  No one is perfect, therefore, no one’s life is perfect.  You are on your own journey.  So, you cannot focus on comparing your life to others’. 

A lost thing is something that is waiting to be found.  In your case, you have to figure out why you feel so lost.  Do you feel lost among your peers or family?  Is it that you’re afraid no one likes or loves you?  Are you in a situation that doesn’t allow you to be your true self?  Are you surrounded by negative people? Why do you believe that you aren’t doing enough in your life to believe in yourself? Why is your own self-validation not enough? 

As humans, instead of speaking positively about the good we do, we constantly seek approval from others and if that doesn’t meet our expectations, we start to doubt ourselves.  If you feel like you are in unhealthy and negative environments, you can try to figure out how to escape them.  ‘Where there is a will, there is a way.’

I need you to know that just because someone got a better grade than you or got the job you wanted, that does not mean you are lesser of a person than them.  In my experience, we often feel lost when we don’t see our own importance or relevance to others.  You need to be able to see your worth on your own.

For some of us, our feelings of being lost run a lot deeper in our hearts and minds.  To you I say that I am sorry that you feel so isolated and invisible.  I can’t pretend to know what you are going through and feeling, but I will say this.  Please don’t give up on yourself.  I know you think that no one cares about you, but I promise you that people do.  They may not always show it, but more people value your existence than you realise.  I mentioned you being like a lost thing, and your time to be found is NOW!  I have learnt that talking to someone is always better than not talking to anyone.  Think about this; when you accomplish something, or see a funny meme, who is the first person you tell or show?  Keep that person in mind… they are the person I advise you to confide in.  Starting a conversation about how you feel can be one of the most daunting things, but it is just like writing an essay.  You always procrastinate before you start writing it, but once you start eventually the words start to flow more easily.

Don’t give up on yourself, because I promise you that you have more value and worth than you believe.  Don’t let the world dim your light.

From Someone who Cares

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