Yes, you’ve come a long way, but it’s also not very far. You’ve only been you for a few years. You are playing catch-up in a world you weren’t a part of for much of your life.
You were busy keeping yourself safe.
You were busy keeping yourself alive.
Now that you are you, you get to learn about all of the things you missed and it’s going to take time.
There’s so much to learn and you aren’t going to get it all perfect and right on the first try.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Some days it will feel like your drowning. Accept the challenge. Learn. Grow. Continue to be you. You don’t need the acceptance of others. You’ve learned to love yourself.
You’ve claimed your space in the universe. You’ll find your friends. You’ll find your community. You’ll find your family. You’ll find. Home.
With love, always,