Love Letter to Myself

Dearest Tariro…

You are my day 1, you and I go way back, even before you were born. I am super proud of the woman you have become. No doubt, life hasn’t been a walk in the park for you. I marvel over and over again at how despite all the challenges that you have faced, you have kept your head high and kept the fighting spirit blazing. I decided to write you this love letter because there are many days that you forget that I love you deeply and unconditionally. There are times you wish other people loved you but today I want to remind you that no matter what, you will always have my love even with all your imperfections. It has always been you and me and it will always be you and me.

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I love you from the bottom of my heart because of your resilient spirit and soul. Life has thrown you under the bus countless times but you still stand up, dust yourself and face life fiercely. I would never love another being more than you. Indeed, there are many days you struggle loving yourself but I just want to remind you to be gentle and kind with yourself. Always know on those days when you feel worthless, unbelonging, ugly, useless, dirty, trashy, a failure etc that you can always come back to yourself because you will always be worthy in your come back my day 1 and know that you always have strength to forgive yourself and try again.

No matter what, whether you look at life from the east, the west, the north or the south, always be proud of all you have gone through and of the woman you have become. If I must say so myself, you are a warrior and a sheroe in my book. The world has tried to break you into pieces, but girl, you have never allowed it to win. Never be afraid to be your unique self and no one should ever define who you become, or who you should be, except you. I want to remind you today to stop being hard on yourself. You are doing the very best that you can. One day, everything will make sense. In the meantime, just breathe, be patient, be gentle and trust the process.

Darling, you are perfect in every sense. Even though you think that you are broken and irreparable, I want to remind you that there is so much beauty in your pain. You are a survivor, made whole by your experiences. Never give up on yourself, your passions and your dreams. Stop worrying about other people who hurt you because at the end of the day, all you are truly guaranteed is yourself, this you should never ever forget. Know that not everyone you meet in this life is meant to stay forever and that’s ok. You too, will leave other people and even disappoint them. All you should do is to appreciate everyone that has crossed your path and what they have taught you. Always look out for the lessons learnt. Be grateful to the people that have stayed and stood by you always and be sure when you are ready, to fill the spaces of those that have left you. Gracefully let go of people and things that are not meant for you or that have ceased to bring love and peace in your life.

Thank you for never giving up, and like the meaning of your name, never letting hope die and being so tough. You inspire others and you lift them up. If anything, I hope this letter will always remind you how much you mean to me and bring healing when you need it the most. We’ve been there, standing together. Sometimes crying in the shower, sometimes crying ourselves to sleep, sometimes snorting through our nose, but it’s always been you and me. Always and forever…

Love for eternity,

Tariro.