from 22 to 23


in less than 24 hours you will be saying
goodbye to 22 and hello to 23
but before that
i have a few things that I need to tell you
i know that you have been through a lot
i know that 22 broke you down like never before
you tried to kill yourself
you realized the truth behind certain things
you wanted to quit
you wanted to run away
you just wanted it all to end
because 22 broke you down like never before
but you should also remember that
you did not give up
you did not drink all those pills
you did not stop fighting
you kept pushing yourself even when you couldn’t 
you crawled to the next day even though you were drained
you did not run away
you stayed and you fought
because 22 broke you down like never before
but you are here
alive and breathing
a few hours away from 23
and i wanted to tell you that
i am very proud of you for making it so far
i am not going to lie and tell you that 23 is going to be easy
because it won’t be
because it’s just a difference of 24 hours
it’s just a difference of today & tomorrow

and things don't change overnight
change requires a lot of hard work, patience and time
but what i will tell you is that
though 22 broke you
it also taught you a lot of stuff
so implement all of that at 23
stop letting people use you
stop telling yourself that you can’t
stop with the pessimism 
stop telling yourself that you’re worthless

stop starving yourself
stop sticking two fingers down your throat 
stop doing everything that hurts you
because 23 is only a few hours away
but take that as a new beginning
to start doing things that you should have done ages ago
start believing in yourself
start working hard to reach all those goals
start loving again
loving yourself, loving your body and loving what you do
just be your true self

embrace who you are for what you are
because you owe that to yourself
enough with trying to fit in
enough with trying to be someone else
just stop caring about the world
and start caring about yourself
because 23 is not going to be easy
but i hope and pray
that 22 has given you the strength and courage 
you need to get through 23
i hope that you remember all of this
because in less than 24 hours you will be saying
goodbye to 22 and hello to 23


~Azraa

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