The past few years have been turbulent. There are such horrible things coming for you, and I’d give the world to shield you from that sadness. Your world is a snow globe; someone is about to grab it and shake it as hard as they can, turning it upside down and side to side until you can’t see the scenery for the swirling snow, then throw it as hard as they possibly can to the concrete at your feet. You will turn to your closest, most trusted friends to help you clean it up – and they will stomp on the mess, grinding it into the floor with their shoes. You will be stuck, barefoot, surrounded by shattered glass. You will feel completely alone.
If I could give you one piece of advice, it would be this; walk forwards. Move away from your pain, and while every step fills your soles with shards like daggers, it will take you closer and closer to the people who care enough to remove them, one by one. Standing still will protect you for a while, you can close your eyes and pretend the remnants of everything that hurt you just aren’t there, but you will be stuck. Nobody is coming to carry you out. If you want to heal, you need to move.
You will be okay.
Love from 17 year old Lucy x