It does not feel real at first. You go into denial. You’re so used to how it feels to be with that person; then suddenly, you are left with a hole in your heart where they once were. Overnight, someone who was once your best friend becomes a stranger.
If you have ever felt that anxious flutter in your stomach before an exam, this is a personal letter to you because these past few months have not been easy, and a bit of friendly advice can be helpful when it feels like no one quite understands how you have been feeling.
You opened this letter, meaning you are looking for some sort of relief from your fears. Whether you are scared about an upcoming exam, approaching a crush, wearing that risky outfit that has been beckoning from your closet for ages, speaking up for yourself, or even just being more confident, I am here to offer my advice.