Well. What a whirlwind these past few days have been.

Recently, I realized that I had a small dose of feelings for someone. It didn't make sense. But, since it was the first time since my 3.5 year relationship, I had intentions to give it a shot. I truly did. I'm proud of myself for the risks I was able to take.

It just recently 'blew up'. I forgot that this is what the real world is like. People get rejected. I will get rejected. That's not embarrassing. It is okay. Trust in the journey.

So, in light of this, I wanted to write a letter to myself. I want to affirm myself of the future I have for myself. 

Dear Gabi,

You are a complex individual. You are beautiful. That beauty is from within, however. Your dedication to your health and growth is admirable. Your kindness is unique. Your big heart is valuable. Your resilience and strength is inspirational. I love your outlook.

Physically, you are beautiful, too. With skin concerns, without hair. Right now, in this moment, you are beautiful. You have always been beautiful and you will always be. You are flawed, but you are beautiful.

Trust that this energy you carry will bring you the people you need. Your radiance will bring you the love your deserve.

With love,


This probably isn't a huge summer for falling in love. That's okay. It doesn't have to be. You owe yourself time to nurture friendships. Be your best self.

If I've learned one thing from this, it's never be afraid of your emotions. Honor them. Respect them. Embrace them, always, regardless of the outcome. 

Gabrielle de Coster