Dear child Katrina
I dont know if this is going to resonate with you or not and thats ok. You might completely ignore this advice and I cant help that but I cannot keep this from you because I want you to experience the best of everything in this life!
You know how you want to live in a world thats full of life and good energy and people being kind to one another? You know how you want to be successful, not only for yourself but also to break the cycle of poverty in your family and help ease your parents money stress? You know how you want to travel the world? You know how you feel really good when you eat well and exercise and go out in nature? You know how you want to meet an amazing man who’s going to treat you like a queen, marry you, look after you and live happily ever after……
Well heres how to get there ALOT faster babe;
1: Stooooop wasting your time chasing boys and men. Until you have done some work on learning to love EVERY part of yourself, youre only going to attract other broken men who will disrespect you and leave you (or worse). You’ll be left wondering ‘why my’. As opposed to having the time of your life on your own - and attracting a man who has the same respect for himself and others.
2: Alcohol and drugs are a great way to WASTE YOUR LIFE. Yeah it feels good and new and fun now, but next minute, youre 30, you still haven’t achieved any of your goals, haven’t made much money, haven’t saved, have had awful experiences with men and have destroyed your body and mind with these socially acceptable depressants. Yeah babe, they are actually depressants!!! that we all seem to think make us happier but all they do is bring us into the present moment - which can be done many other ways. So learn/find the other ways ASAP. I know some people might think youre weird and uncool for this but I cannot stress this enough - if you do nothing else, quit these things now!
3: Having one job, one career, one stream of income Is old thinking. Do many jobs. Learn many skills. This world is changing so fast and the opportunities to make a difference with your skills are endless and they will bring you abundance. No joke!!
4: You dont need to save a ton of money to go travel. Volunteer! Network! Couchsurf! Work. These are far better ways to see the world than dropping 10 grand on a few weeks and famous IG worthy sites. You will learn sooo much more than you could in most schools from people and places.
5: Eat better. Not just better but learn about your food. If its not organic you’re consuming chemicals which are hurting your body. Diets are a waste of time but forming healthy habits will make you feel like you’re in your 20s forever. If you aren’t dying from the pain or flu, you dont need the painkiller you just need some water and a nap! Think of this - if your body is healthy you dont get sick - when you dont get sick you have so much more energy to do awesome stuff!
Get out in nature as much as you can. Beach, bush, mountain, waterfall, around the block! Anything you can manage and at least once every day. There is a power in our natural world and when you know how to tap into it you will never feel isolated or alone.
6: Never stop learning. If you dont know something, find out. Ask questions all the time. Try new things. If something makes you feel scared, that probably means you need to do it! Because as cliche as it sounds - all the best things ARE on the other side of your fears. Use your fear as a guidance system to everything you want and you will experience a far bigger and better life than you can even imagine.
7: If he doesn’t love you dont have sex with him! If you dont love him, dont have sex with him! You are allowed to say NO. Your intimate/sexual energy is sacred AF and the only ones who should get access to that space, are those who have moved mountains to show how important you are to them.
8: No one will ever criticise you if they are working harder than you, so never take criticism or advice from someone unless they have achieved what you want to achieve. If they are not in the arena getting their ass kicked on the path to making their dreams come true - their feedback is not usable. If they insist on giving it to you anyway say thankyou and move on with your life.
But most of all….. dont laugh at this because it sounds so simple its silly….. have fun!!
Not drunken stupid fun, not messing around on stupid apps fun. Have fun out there! In the world, with friends, in nature, overseas and find ways to enjoy and be grateful for every moment in life. Because there isn’t some day in the future when everything is done and perfect and finished. You will always want more, and as soon as you want more you will experience more challenges to get you there. LOVE the challenges, dance with the hard times, play with any pain that comes along and lean in to love it all. That is the overall key, for if you are grateful you can never be fearful and if you are not fearful……. well, watch out world!