By Patricia Uyeh
Recently, author and OAP, Toke Makinwa wrote a letter to her younger insecure self and it seems to be catching on as Orode Uduaghan, daughter of the former Delta State Governor, has one or two things to say to her 18-year-old self.
The 27-year-old single mother of two and entrepreneur talked about insecurity, self-worth and society’s unrealistic standards of beauty in her letter to her younger self.
On Instagram, Orode wrote:
“To my younger self. Insecurity: Hey baby girl, I’m sure right now you might be asking, should I be here, can I be loved, I’m I worth it. You are beginning to believe in what she said and what he said and what they had to say, forgetting ‘The one’ who truly has a say!
”You look in the mirror and think I’m not good enough, maybe they are right, I shouldn’t be loved, I shouldn’t be out there, why would he care, why should I trust her, why are they here? Questions go through your mind each passing day, you step out with a smile but deep down you feel inferior. You carry their weight on your shoulders, if only they knew you need someone to do the same. How can I be loved? I do not meet the standards, but here is the thing baby girl, there are no standards. All you see is fiction, thrown into the society by those who can’t handle their own reality. There are no standards, they set a bar to meet a result that makes them feel superior forgetting that “HE” made them the way they are to fit HIS perfect puzzle, they recreate themselves hoping for better without considering HE never made a mistake. …………………………
”Baby girl, it gets better, HE brings you to a realization that with HIM you are enough, HE makes you understand that because HE created you in HIS image you are perfect just like He is perfect. Eventually nothing else matters, he said she said becomes no one cares. You grow into a woman, the woman HE had always called you to be, it won’t be easy mama but eventually it starts coming together. HE begins to speak to you and through you, HE tells you …………………………
Photo credit; Instagram @ orode.u