To a Friend, From a Friend

You are enough.

You were always enough and you’ll always be enough. You are loved and you ARE love. No matter how much pain you’ve endured, no matter how much you’ve disappointed yourself, no matter how much you’ve thought you just weren’t enough.. You were.

You didn’t have to post that picture hoping for that one person to like it or for all those people to like it.

You didn’t have to overwork yourself in order to prove that you are worthy of your position, deserving of your home and enough for your partner.

You didn’t have to stay with that person that didn’t meet your needs out of fear of hurting their feelings- or even your own.

You didn’t have to compromise your beliefs or desires for them to accept you.

You didn’t have to say “yes” just because you couldn’t say no.

You didn’t have to walk around with a smile on your face for others.

BUT..

I admired you in the moment you took that photo to post. You experienced a moment- a moment for yourself. But when you posted that moment for someone else, your own moment was lost. Don’t do that, again. Enjoy your moments. Post for yourself.

I admire your work ethic. You worked hard to get to your position so don’t be so hard on yourself, you earned your place; get better for yourself and you won’t have to overwork yourself anymore because you’ll find pleasure in your progress and you’ll only want to work harder. You deserve that roof over your head and when you keep getting on up there, you’ll deserve an even better roof..Maybe you’ll even be under a roof with someone who makes you feel more than enough.

Your loyalty is unmatched and I admire that. However, there comes a time when you have to be loyal to yourself first. Did you lose loyalty to yourself with that person? Cause you shouldn’t have. Someone who truly loves you will love you in a way that encourages you to want to be yourself- and be your best self at that. So when you find that you’ve lost loyalty to yourself, it’s time to claim it back and leave. You’re not being unfaithful, in fact you are showing the highest form of loyalty there is. So; yes, feelings will get hurt- that’s a fact. But they’ll move on and so will you.

I love how open minded you are but stay firm in your truths because they are valuable and they make you “you”. Don’t lose yourself to be someone else for someone else. You are You, and you matter.

I love your passion and your eagerness to live life! To help others! To serve others! But don’t say yes if you really want to say no, you owe it to yourself to be honest with your intentions and sometimes, you want to say no and that’s okay.

Lastly, I admire the way you smile and hold your head high. You’re beautiful and your strength is undeniable. You may not be able to smile for yourself right now, but you’re smiling AT others which is giving people a reason to smile- that’s love. You are love. You are loved. You’ll always be enough. You are enough.

You always were enough.

This is something a bit different than what I’ve been publishing and along the way, there will be more publications like this because fun fact: I love art and I love being able to use writing as an art form. Looking forward to sharing more artsy stuff with you. -Kat Bundoc

8 thoughts on “To a Friend, From a Friend

  1. Kudos to you, Baby. You are inspiring, indeed, and you have developed your own stylistic device in writing.

    Writing is also therapeutic for you, as for many other people. I believe you can help encourage, motivate, and inspire others. Keep at it!

    Love you!

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