Dear Olavia of the past:
Allow me to tell you that your heart isn’t cloudy anymore. You’ve done a good job of course-correcting your life. Thank you for noticing the need for change.
I don’t ever want to reach a point in my life where I look back and see nothing but wasted time. I mean, how do you even get there? What is it that you have to prove the world that you let go of the things you really want in the name of… what? A challenge to fulfill? A sense of duty to everyone except yourself? Can’t you just listen to your heart and go for the one thing that makes you happy?