Photo by Ceily Rae Highberger.……

Dear Cowgirl,

I see you. I feel you. You are the girl that just doesn’t “fit” anywhere.

You’re in between sizes, in between successes, in between elation and giving up.

In your mind, you’re not a failure but not yet victorious.

You’re unable to relate to anyone completely, and your story doesn’t align with enough to feel understood.

You are drifting.

You aren’t lost, just listless.

You are hopeful, but some days the worry overcomes the wins.

Dear Cowgirl, do I ever feel you! One day, you’re on top of the world, the next the rubble of your triumphs are stopping your walk of progress.

But I will let you in on a little secret…

The rubble will clear.

The triumphs are just around the corner.

The top of the world isn’t a destination, it’s a beautiful and sometimes painful trip.

The wins are yours already, the only way to get them is to not stop.

Dear Cowgirl, you don’t have to “reach” some distant far-off mountaintop to be a success, you just have to keep moving.