A LETTER TO MYSELF

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Hey Daniel,

You don’t know me, but I’m a huge fan of yours, I really hope you read this, but I understand if you can’t..that’s okay…I know we will meet one day, and I’m really looking forward to it. I heard that you have been getting bullied at school a lot, and I am so sorry you are going through this pain, no one deserves to be called the horrible names you have by your classmates, perfect strangers, and even your father. People don’t understand what is different, they are scared of anything foreign to their little bubble of a life, I promise, you will be okay. How is school though? I know you love to learn, and like me, History, English and filmmaking are a few of your favorite things, keep up with them, you will be praised for your achievements one day. Can you still cook? I heard that when you were younger, your Mom taught you the way around a kitchen and you LOVE to cook with her, they are some of your favorite memories, never give that up, cooking for someone you love exudes good vibes. I can’t believe you already have two jobs! You’re a bus boy AND you work for your brothers landscaping business? I also love being outdoors and making things beautiful, keep saving your money, it will take you far away from your town one day soon.

I’m sorry to tell you this, but your Dad isn’t going to change anytime soon, he really loves you, he does, you know how hard he has worked to create a life in America for you and your family, but he’s sick, mental illness and alcoholism is a scary mix, but you will survive and know to never be the person he was when you are a father one day. Your Mother is amazing isn’t she? Such a hard worker, she’s my hero, and I know she is yours too, you guys are best friends, you’ve seen the world together and she has always had your back, but one day you wont be her little boy anymore, and you’ll see her go through a heartbreaking divorce, be there for her, it will all be okay, you’re a survivor, because she’s a survivor. You are wise beyond your years, but your biggest wish is for friends, a lot of them! You want to be the popular kid with the perfect family, and you will be, even if its just for a short time, you will realize that being popular doesn’t matter, after graduation, the only people still by your side, will be the ones who were there from the start.

Daniel, nothing is perfect, and everyone has their flaws, you are perfect in your imperfections and you will accept that one day. The few friends you have will become your family, cherish them, because you never know what each day brings, hold Alex close, she’s your sister forever, didn’t you date in kindergarten? You’ve known each other since you were born, she will always be there for you, a unconditional love like that is hard to find. But you will love one day, that will crush you when its over. But years later, when your heart has healed, someone special will stumble into your life, and turn it upside down, spoiler alert, he is the best person you will ever meet. He will love and cherish you like the prince you are, and you will do the same to him. Did I mention he’s cute? I think, beautiful, is a better word, he will bring out the best in you, and accept you at your worse, but force you to change for the better, which in-turn will mold you into the man you will become.

I know the bullying is hard to deal with, being called “fat” and “faggot” will happen a lot, its sad cause you don’t even know what being gay means right now; Going to a Christian school shelters you so much. And don’t worry, just cause you get into trouble a lot doesn’t mean you’re a bad kid, you question authority due to a hunger to discover the secrets of life, you are perfect the way you are. Are you going to college? Or the Air Force? Have you decided yet? I think college is for you, you’re so smart and it will be a great shelter for you, where you will learn, grown and work to become someone better than your prior environment, you’ll also meet a special girl there, her name is Hope, you will carry her during the hardest time in her life, she will think she can’t go on anymore, but don’t let her fall, she needs you now most, and for this, she will be forever grateful, she will become like a sister, and her family will love you like you wish yours did, they will appreciate all your differences and quirks and treat you as a son forever. The most beautiful thing about people with estranged families, is that you are able to choose your life family through those who love you, for you.

I hope you never lose your childish innocence, I hope you learn to love yourself, and stop comparing yourself to others, you have an amazing self-esteem your confidence is intoxicating, never give up your dreams, you know what they are, and they will all come true, I promise. Just keep working, and never get comfortable or take anything for granted, people will remember your heart of gold, work ethic and forthrightness, you are a shining star, your time will come.

Daniel, its been so great chatting, but I have to run to set, we are shooting a short film with some amazing people, I think you’re going to love it, you’re starring in it too! Can’t wait to see you soon. Remember, live to the beat of your own heart, never stand down for what is RIGHT and TRUE, be kind, give more than you receive, and learn to love yourself first before giving your heart away to the first person who comes along. You are at your greatest when surrounded by those you love and treasure, you’re a fighter, so prepare for battle, this world is a scary place, but you’ve got a good head on your shoulders. Know your priorities and don’t go out too much in college, I know you have your brothers ID!

Oh! PS: Both of your brothers love you, regardless of your differences, there’s nothing like blood, don’t ever forget where you came from. I’ll be seeing you, in all the familiar places..

Love always,

Daniel

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  • Alex

    Beautiful 👏🏼

  • Eileen Linares

    this is awesome Dani boy! you’re a huge inspiration… these words are all emotion and sweetness, your soul and your personality. A colombian girl with love from Barcelona, I support you forever. Thanks for make us feel that proud!

    LOVE YOU!
    Eileen.

  • Niamh

    Love you Daniel this was amazing and so inspiring to me

    Love from
    NIAMH 💕

  • Angela

    That was beautiful Daniel, it made me tear up little bit ! You are amazing writer ! ☺️👏🏻

  • Sophia

    This was amazing Daniel. You are such a strong and amazing person. This was inspiring and heart-warming! You are one amazing person and I hope to be just like you
    Love
    Sophia <3

  • Euan

    Love it

  • Perfection 💜

    • Daniel Preda

      Love you Steph! You truly have no idea how much your support means.

  • Gracie

    This made me tear up I get bullied at school and this is probably the most inspirational thing I’ve ever read I live in England but one day I hope I could meet you.

    Gracie x

    • Daniel Preda

      It will get better Gracie, I promise. Keep being you, and never stop.

      • Gracie

        Thank you. But if only I can be me without any judging me. X

  • Susanne

    this is so amazing! I learned so much about you. You’re such a fighter and I love you so much!

    • Daniel Preda

      So sweet of you. Thank you Susanne! <3

  • Valeria Lay

    Daniel, this made me tear up a little. I have been bullied, I have an alcoholic father and I have watched my mom go through a heartbreaking divorce. I know what it is like to feel like you did. I am so grateful that I read this. I am so grateful that you wrote this. Thank you.

    • Daniel Preda

      Stay strong Valeria, we are in this together. I’m always here.

  • Jason Martin

    Sis no… this made me weep openly! I couldn’t imagine going through all of this stuff but I’m glad you persevered. Love you always and forever Sis and I’m glad we were able to connect the way we did 😘😘😘

  • Sarah

    this made me so emotional and im so proud of everything thing that you have become 🙂

  • Simme

    And this is a perfect example of why you are my role model
    Xoxo-Simme

  • Leah G

    ILYSM🐷 So inspirational💜

  • Kelsey

    Wow. Way to make me want to ball my eyes out! This was so sweet! It was nice to see you in a little more depth. I’m excited for this blog! 🙂

  • hawi

    This is so beautiful, honestly.

  • Charlie

    OMG this is so sad I have an alcoholic mum X

    • Charlie

      I also get bullied in school just for being me it’s really unfair

  • Dakota :(

    God you got me emotional, I loved this and you sm bb ♡

  • Ros C.

    Just beautiful.
    Good luck with this new adventure.

  • Brandy

    This is so sad! yet beautiful! I know times can get tough but you can get thru it, you know why? because your strong and a fighter! keep up the good work, ily

  • Frank M

    I loved it Daniel! This is so inspiring and heartfelt. Keep it up and follow your dreams!!! I wish you and Joey a long and loving life. Say hi to Joey for me!
    Love you.

    Janiel

  • Sam

    This is just so inspirational even made me tear up! Congrats Daniel you have done amazing 😢😊

  • Kaitlyn

    I’m crying holy crap ❤️

  • Taylor Michel

    aww Daniel you are so amazing. I have been a fan of you for a long time and I am so proud of you for making this blog!!!!!!

  • Alyssa

    I Love you So Much!! Your such a inspiration!!!

  • Siobhan

    This is beautiful Daniel x

  • Hannah

    im in tears, this was so so sweet and im happy to have gotten to learn a bit more about you.

  • jessica

    this is amazing

  • Olivia

    Too perfect for words. Incredibly inspirational and just lovely.

  • kam

    I’m seriously crying wtf Daniel you hit me right in the feels

  • sydney

    this made me tear up! you’re such a beautiful person I’m so proud of you<3

  • Olivia

    ah this is so heart warming!

  • Kailey banfield

    Beautiful ❤

  • Isaac Chavez

    Daniel, I need this so much!! I’m currently going through the bullying process at school for being different. But I know now that I will get through it because of you

  • Kayla

    Daniel!!!! This is beautiful and I admire how much you were able to overcome, and learn to love yourself and surround yourself with people who love you! I will always love and support you endlessly! ❤️

  • jule ♡

    This made me tear up… I loved all of it

  • Caitlyn Martinez

    I’m in tears, this was so beautiful

  • kam

    Stay strong prince

  • Madison

    This is was so inspiring. Keep it up!

  • Katie

    Sweetest thing I have ever read it made me tear up, and the bit about Joey! My heart melted and we are all here for you💕

  • Brittany

    Daniel, this is so bzeautiful. It made me cry a little. You are so amazing and string. ❤ you!

  • Tanya Patton

    As I read this, tears ran down my cheeks. This was beautifully written. You are an inspiration to me every day, and you’ve grown to be an amazing man after everything you’ve been through. I can’t thank you enough, I love you so much.

  • Chloe

    Great. 👏💜

  • Jasmine Munoz

    Awww Daniel I too have been bullied and still I am for my weight. Thus post just reminded me that I should not compare my self to others and that I should strive to get what I want. This is beautiful 💖

  • Julianna

    IM SOBBING DANIEL I LOVE YOU AND CHERISH YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING THIS TO ME SO I CAN READ IT THANK YOU

  • Patricia

    This was so beautiful❤️ I’m in tears, most happy tho. Lots of love from Sweden to one of my favorite people in the whole wide world❤️

  • LeeLynn

    This is so beautiful

  • cayla

    This was AMAZING. Cant wait to see whats else is to come.

  • Natalia perez

    I cried so much you are such an amazing and inspiring person

  • Kiley

    I love this so much. You truly are an inspiration. And you have gone through a lot, and I’m very proud of you. You are so amazing and I’m so happy for you. Thank you for sharing this it made my day 🙂

  • austin

    This is so amazingly beautiful and inspirational. The whole thing is amazing <3

  • Casey Hester

    Everything in this is so cute and perfect. Love it!

  • Brianna

    Oh my gosh Daniel I love you so much. This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever read in my life. I’m so proud of you ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • samira

    omg no this made me tear so much. I love you Danny

  • Elise

    This is so beautiful, I have no words for this…

  • Hayley

    I absolutely loved this!!! 😭😭

  • Lily Campbell

    You have an amazing way with words! This was truly inspirational and I can’t wait to read more ❤️

  • andrea; 67

    is it weird that i cried

  • Emilia Rivera

    Omg i love this

  • This has made me so motivated to get through what I’m struggling with right now, it’s all worth it in the long run. How easy would life be if we could just look into the future to see how things plan out?! It would be reassuring, but I guess that’s the excitement of living. You never truly know what is round the corner.

    Leah
    http://www.leahmarriott.co.uk

  • Chloe

    This is heart jerking. I loved it.

  • Natalie Geiger

    I want a book! Daniel Preda you need to write one. I think that you have so many stories and advice you could share with us and I would love to read it. This was so inspiring in many ways that I didn’t even know I needed inspired in.

  • Cassandra ✨

    I’m crying this is amazing ❤️ I’m so proud of how far you’ve come

  • Nikki

    This was lovely, Daniel. You’re so strong. Proud of you. <3

  • Jenniee

    Lovely post Daniel, it honestly made me cry a little. Sometimes it’s good to revisit the past, that’s how you know how far you’ve come. Everything that has happen to you, makes you who you are deep inside. Although you also have the power to decide who you want to become and work hard to get there. I wish we all could have had these kind of encouraging words when we were growing up.

    I’m sorry to hear about your dad, but glad that you have Joey now who knows how it is. He has your back as you have his, right? I absolutely love that you allow strangers like me to follow along with your lives and your love story. It’s just so inspiring and gives me chills, don’t know if that sounds creepy. Oups.

    Happy that you made this site of yours, I always knew there’s something very interesting about you, right from the first times I saw you in Joeys vlogs. Thank you 🙂

  • brianna chavez

    Omg daniel u made me cry this isso deep im sorry u had to go through that hard life but ur not alone not olny me but a hole bunch of other people know what thats like but look at you now all that hard work payed off i hope to meet you and joey someday and hope u and him have an amazing day love u so much -ur fan Brianna Chavez 😘❤️

  • Emma

    💖💖💖 this is amazing Ty X

  • Jane

    Honestly so inspiring

  • Serena Lopez

    This is so amazing, and I’m so proud of you. This blog made me tear a little, <3

  • Kayla

    Daniel this was absolutely precious. I almost cried and I learned more about you and I’m sorry about everything you’ve been through but I’m so happy that you’re better now! love you!

  • Daniel, this is so beautiful
    I cried the whole time while Reading it.
    I understand what happened to you and I know what it feels like and this was just so inspiring.
    Perfect first post
    Can’t wait to read your blog every day

  • Brianna Elyssa

    Daniel, you’re my inspiration. I love you!

  • zoe

    No matter what, you will always have Maria,Sorin, Alexandru,Joey, and all of us!! I love you

  • Liyah

    My heart just burst into pieces💞 Daniel you are such an amazing person and reading this has inspired me. I’m so proud of you! Keep doing what you do because you are great at it💓 And that special person you cook for is very proud of you too☁✨

  • Daniel,

    This actually made me cry😢 I’m so proud of you and right now I have no words so I’ll just shut up🤐💖

  • Jeehae Park

    So beautiful. Love you <3

  • Angelina

    I teared up a little, I love this,so inspiring. You’re such a great person,love you x

  • Zack

    This was something I really needed to read. Thanks

  • Emily

    this is so beautiful, made me want to cry so many times <3

  • Daytan Gibson

    This was amazing. u r truly a fighter u r so strong and amazing. I loved this so much and I love u so much 💜

  • Janiel_1fan

    OMG THIS WAS SO BEAUTIFUL THE PART WITH HOPE AND JOEY MADE ME GASP SO MUCH😍😍!

  • Nathan!

    When Danny mentions Joey and Hope in his blog… 😭😭😭💜💜💜

  • Emma Morataya

    I love this! So happy that you have completed this project. Looking forward to more blogs!

  • Nejc Omahen

    Daniel!! Thank you for this. You and Joey are literally saving me from killing myself. You two are the only 2 things, well people that I care about and love.

    Please keep posting this. You can save a lot of lifes.

    With all the love
    Nejc Omahen

    • Aliza KedarMehl

      there is so much to life for, the world and life in general are beautiful. you were put on this planet for a reason. <3

  • Astacia Wilke

    Omg this was so cute and inspirational. I cannot WAIT for the next Blog! Ily ❤

  • ✨Marissa✨

    i’m not crying, you are 😭😭

  • Andrea

    I’m so proud of you, you made it through and now you are here today! I don’t remember much of elementary school, so I can’t remember getting bullied if I ever did. But I’m about to enter middle school and this gave me so much hope (no pun intended) that I’ll make it.

    -Andrea
    xx

  • Jacob

    oh my gosh. i literally can’t stop crying. i know exactly problems of gay boy from Christian family. you are complete right that this world is a scary place. Every single day that you have to struggle with. when you are bullied at school ’cause you are gay. when whole world hate you becouse of this, even your parents. Love you Daniel . I hope we will meet up together one time in the future. your friends always will be with you. ;*

  • Tori

    This is so beautiful

  • Irma

    This made me tear up boy!You’re such a big inspiration to me and thousands of people,I love you and I’m so excited for this project!

  • Kinsey Cardema

    im in tears

  • Amya

    I’m so proud of you pig🐷🐽 I related to most of the things you said and I hope young Daniel made it through ok

  • Alma

    Legit teared up! You’ve conquered so many obstacles! And I’m so proud of you for it my love! Keep shining through the dark! 💛

  • Emilio Vazquez

    Oh my ! Look at the kween pig you have became let those bullies fuck off ily daniel dont ever think you aren’t good enough dont compare yourself to others we love you joey loves you hope loves you lots of people do dont ever think that for one moment youre a failure your the biggest success in the GALAXY have a great day piggy sincerely-Emilio Vazquez Youll Probably Never Read This But Its Okay… All The Love And Support That Can Radiate Off Of Me Have A Nice Life❤️

  • maliha huq

    this was so beautiful

  • Kimberly

    Daniel, you are so inspiring and I hope you do so well in the future and conquer any hardships in your life. You are strong- minded and I hope that you work hard and try your best In everything you do. Have a wonderful day! 💖

  • Melissa

    oh god I got so emotional. To a lot of the things you said I can relate and I hope some day I’ll be as lucky as you and find the right place for me in this world..

  • karla agee

    Am I the only one who cried? This is the first post and I am already looking forward to this so much because well get to know Daniel for Daniel and not just joeys boyfriend. I’m the type of person who looks in someones eyes and just wonders what is truly behind them, the struggles, the heart break, the love and I feel like this blog is a way for Daniel to share tha( or at least what hes comfortable with) so thank you Daniel for letting us be able to be part of your life and for sharing it with us

  • The Book life

    This is so beautifully written and even though you are writing to your younger self, there are things in here that I can really resonate with. Thank you for writing this. I cannot wait for more posts on your blog.

  • Elly

    Daniel,this made me cry tears of sadness and joy. I can’t belive how far you’ve come and how strong you have been through it all. I’m so glad that you are happy despite the terrible things you’ve gone through,it’s so nice to hear about your life and what you have been through so your fans can get a better understanding and relate to you so much more. It’s just amazing being able to see letters like this to see your background. I love you. Good bye❤️

  • Alex Sty

    This is so beautiful😭
    I’m crying right now!

  • Emily Baez

    This is one of the most beautifulest price of writing I have ever read. I am so happy that u got to read it, it was amazing Daniel it actually made me cry but I loved it. Can’t wait to see more blogs.
    Love,
    Emily

  • §úķį Graceffa

    Oh wow this blog is going to turn out amazingly. This is really cool because it is your life. Thank you for making this

  • Sierra

    This made me cry Daniel. I’ve gone through my parents getting divorced, I barely ever see my dad, my moms never home, and my brother isn’t the nicest to me. Thank you for sharing this with us. ❤️

  • William(?)

    This was so beautifully written and inspiring and i relate to your words a lot but im not through the other end yet and to read your passage makes me feel like everything will work out okay. Keep writing.

  • Heart~

    Truly inspiring Dani. Thank you for this.

  • Jasmine Bolton – Flynn

    I loved this honestly made me feel so motivated and ready to face to world. I can for more blog post. Love you so much x

  • ✯Portuguese Mons†er

    Well done queen! This is amazing! I’m so excited for your posts! Have a great day. <3

  • Marissa

    This was absolutely beautiful and so inspirational, stay strong prince <3

  • Phoebe Cargill

    Daniel, I loved this! I love the way it was written. Simply beautiful. It’s great to find out more about you on a personal level. and how you have overcome struggles from when you were younger. Can’t wait for more from you queen! <3 xx

  • lala⋆

    This was so beautiful and inspirational, Daniel. I’m so proud of how far you’ve come and how much you’ve grown. I’m sure you’ll continue to grow and love and make others happy just as you’ve been doing all this time. Can’t wait to see more posts on here. Love you lots. ❤️

  • Angie

    So proud of you Danny <3

  • vanessa

    so beautifully written keep up the good work danny so prouddddd

  • Eli

    Wow so sad at first you are the greatest there is and we all love you and your really good at writing

  • kyle

    I love this. <3

  • Mallory Sweeney

    I literally started to cry. I was so touched!! You are a truly gifted writer!! So much inspiration was exploding out of every sentence!!

  • Hannah Willians

    I loved it

  • Trinity

    I’m not gonna lie to you, I was a complete mess but I’m taking the time to say thank you!
    You’ve had quite a journey but that journey is what made you to be the kind of man you are right now. So kind and loving.
    I’m grateful for this because I know It will help alot of people including myself to carry on even when you think you’ve reached rock bottom and this is the end. Life is a beautiful thing and there’s always a rainbow after a storm..
    I’ll be forever thankful for this.
    I hope one day we meet one day.
    But as of now, you have my love and support from the other end of the screen.

    Love you forever,
    Trinity Xavier xx

  • Simone

    I’m crying a lot right now. I think it’s because how much I can relate to this. I want to be in a place where I can say "you’ll get through it. Your life is hard now but just keep going" but I’m not. I’m not quite there yet. I want to be though. This time in my life is probably one of the hardest things I will ever have to go through. I know I need to keep going and keep fighting but it’s so hard when everything around you is slowly breaking. I’m struggling a lot. But reading this gives me hope. I want to be able to look back on this time in my life and say that I made it. Thank you so much daniel. You will never know how much you inspire me. I can’t even put into words how proud of you I am. I love you so much.

  • I read this while shopping at Ross, and I have to be honest with you… I started crying. I can relate to this so much (except for the alcoholic parent), but everything else really hits my emotions. It’s a nice feeling to know that you’re not alone. Daniel, I would love to meet you one day, and I would love to be able to look at you as a friend or even as family. Reading this made me realize that my imperfections are what makes me perfect. Thank you Daniel. Thank you so much for making me realize this! I love you.

  • Nevaeh

    Thank you Daniel,for these kind words.Ive cried a little,I too have trouble with my family,my dad had to sell drugs just for me to have the things I needed to be happy in life.Hes in jail now and I won’t see him till I’m in my twenties(I’m 14).

    -Nevaeh
    xoxo

  • Fiona Chae

    Aww bby. Im so sorry you had to feel this way when you were younger. This honestly made me tear up a bit. Some people (bullies) are so terrible, i dont understand why people would even bully others? Anyways, keep it up and follow your dreams, Daniel! This is so inspiring. Just remember we will always be by your side, supporting you! We are so proud of you and We love you so much, Daniel! <33

  • Anna

    I am so proud of you, we all are. You are so inspiring and this is something that I really needed to read right now, I am not in the best place. Thank you for fighting through this and putting this out there for us. I think it is time for us to know who Daniel really is.

  • Camille 💖

    You are such an inspiration to me. I know that some of the people are referring you as "Joey’s boyfriend" but for real, you’re so much more. You are such an exceptional human being, with a heart and real values. I love you, your words are so powelful. I love your new blog and I can’t wait to read all about you. You’re my favorite human ever <3

  • Karen

    Amazing Daniel, amazing!

  • Anna Widerstrom

    Yes, something special did happen today. Daniel´s first post. So beautiful. Love from Europe!

  • Hannah B.

    This was honestly so relatable and inspiring at the same time. I never knew these things about you before and no one deserves that. You are an inspiration to everyone who reads this.

  • Emily

    You are an inspiration to me and to so many people. You deserve to be happy and loved and everything in the world. I will forever love you💖

  • Damion Chapa

    This…this is truly inspirational! This is why everyone needs to accept every person in the world because you never know what their lives were like growing up. Everyone had their struggles and events that made them into the person they are today. I truly feel as if I now know Daniel in a more personal way even though he knows absolutely nothing about me. It takes a lot to put your story online where thousands of people can read an write their opinions. Good for you, Daniel, for being brave enough during the happiest time of your life to share your story. It is truly inspirational and moving. Keep it up Danny Boy.

    (Just a little self-promo….
    Twitter: @damchapaj
    Snapchat: damionjchapa
    Instagram: damionjchapa
    Add me if you ever feel like chatting! I can ignore fame, love, and bias and give honest, truthful opinions to any topic you feel like talking about!)
    I feel like you would be an awesome person to chat with, we share so many opinions and ideas! <3

  • Debbie

    You are an amazing person, thanks for making me cry . Love ya

  • Anahid

    I’m so pumped.. You’re such a great writer <3 Glad you learnt loving yourself. ❤️ I’m speechless

  • Paisley Kramer

    You’re such an inspiration…ily

  • Cece

    This letter was really touching and I’m so proud of what you’ve accomplished<3🐷

  • Angel

    Hear that? Yeah, that was my heart breaking. Awe Daniel. You’re so precious. Keep your head up, you deserve to be happy. <3

  • wow this was powerful, proud of you

  • Juni fong

    Omg I loved this💘

  • Serena Lopez

    This blog is amazing, I loved it so much. It made me cry and it’s everything. So proud of you Daniel, WERK QUEEN!

  • Caitlin

    That was so inspirational, Daniel! I can’t wait to read more!

  • janet dorantes

    Lil daniel is so proud and so am i. this made me feel secure? you know i feel like i will make it. my dad right now is in the same situation and reading this just gave me a little bit more hope. thank you<3

  • Aaliyah Perez

    This was absolutely beautiful. ❤️

  • Liz Galvan

    This is so beautiful

  • Eliza

    Aw this was amazing love you ❤

  • Bestfriend

    I’m literally crying, that was beautiful Daniel. I pray that you never stop making these blogs , it really touched my heart and I always wanted to know more about you. Love you always Daniel your biggest fan. 😍😊

  • Emily

    I have honestly never cried because of someone’s writing but this is beyond beautiful. 😥

  • This is amazing, Thank you for being my inspiration. i love you

  • Mitchell

    Bless your heart what a Beautiful letter God Bless you and your many talents. Remember when people see us through there eyes they believe that we are diffrent but when they see us through there heart they know we are the same

  • Awkward stranger

    Okay so that was beautiful I almost cried so freaking hard you have inspired me to be myself and embrace the part of me that I usually try so hard to hide you’re relationship with Joey is perfect in every way and I hope I can find as much happiness with my partner as you have with him ilysm xx 💜💜

  • Dans Kurjanovics

    I’m literally crying Daniel!!! Omg the thing that all that is literally my life I get bullied for being fat and gay, I always compare my imperfections to others perfections and then hate myself! I enjoy school but bullying makes me want to get out of here! My dad has always been mean to my but my mum is the nicest person in the world! I don’t have a best friend who will always be there for me! My best friend loves me and I love her but she never had been there for me when I need her!! I cry myself to sleep everyday hoping that tomorrow will be a better day in a better world, but so far it hasn’t happened yet!! Love you Daniel and it was a great blog!!

  • Lexi

    So beautifully inspiring. I love you & I’m so proud of you <3

  • Brooke

    I may have just cried reading that! That was so inspiring and so true. You are as amazing as you believe you are

  • Estellena

    This was so beautiful and inspiring 💖

  • MissLola

    You are amazing and im so proud of you

    • Daniel Preda

      And so are you! Thank you darling!

  • Emily shepherd 😘

    Daniel that was so amazing ps u should write a blog about Joey and how much u love him and cherish him luv u Daniel

    • Daniel Preda

      Hey Emily! I’m sure that will come in time! Stay tuned!

  • Amy

    This was beautiful! Love you, Daniel <3

  • Marta

    Daniel, I always had a big respect for you, but now I’m just so overwhelmed by what I’ve just read. You are such a strong and amazing person, don’t you ever forget about it! I’m kind of going throug the same, so I understand how hard things could be. I was so close from giving up and your letter gave me some weird strength, like I just started to think that maybe, one day, everything will be alright, maybe it’s worth fighting. I just hope you always wi;; be happy and… what more can I say? Thank You. I love You.

    • Daniel Preda

      Marta, I love you too. It’s a long journey to true happiness, we are in this together, thank you for supporting me, much appreciated.

  • abbie

    so beautiful, and well written. i never knew daniel was so talented and inspiring, honestly made me cry i love you xx

  • Desiree

    This was so inspiring and captivating! Keep doing what you are doing and don’t let anyone stand in the way! Love you Danni boi <3

  • Trinity Brubaker

    Luv it so much

  • I love this Daniel it is amazing, you are doing so wellin life at the moment, I look up to you so much, you are one of my biggest idols, I can’t wait to keep reading your blog 😍💙💜💖💛

  • Dana

    This is amazing.

    I’ve followed you and your different pieces of writing in various places for a while now, and I’m a fan! You have a gift for literature and an amazing style of work already, i hope this grows as much as it’s deserved.

    A Thousand Congratulations, Daniel! See you next time.

    • Daniel Preda

      Dana, You are making me smile so big! Thank you for the words of encouragement. See you soon!

  • Mimi24382

    It was beautiful

    • Daniel Preda

      <3

  • Nayla

    This was very beautiful, Daniel. The part about the bullying and your dad had me a blubbering mess…

    • Daniel Preda

      Thanks Nayla, it was a hard time but eventually, it made me the person I am today. Thanks for reading! <3

  • Kenzie

    I am in tears this is so sad but it’s so inspirational

    • Daniel Preda

      It’s real life! We all go through pain, But it’s how we take that pain and move forward to become the person we want to be! Thanks for reading Kenzie!

  • Nijah Troupe

    This is very beautiful. I literally started crying. You are such an inspiration to me and many others. Keep up the phenomenal work.

    • Daniel Preda

      Thank you so much Nijah! Keep you head up, you are amazing!

  • Ilovesleeping77

    Lovely💖

  • Nina

    Hi Daniel,
    I want to thank to thank you so much for your inspirering story! From what I am able to see, you are such a beautiful person inside out and you encourage us viewers to be ourselfs! Your advices are true and I can relate so much. It is so heartbreaking to hear what one humankind has to go trough in life before achieve what he always wanted to have. I can`t thank you enough for sharing your story with us!

    We are thankful to have you, Joey and Hope. <3
    Love and greetings from Germany.
    Nina

  • Megan

    This was wonderful, Daniel!! You’ve seemed to go through a lot in your life and it’s incredible to see how far you’ve come; you graduated college, you found love, and you found happiness. I’m proud of you and aspire to be like that one day. Thank you for sharing!

  • Anonymous bitch

    OMG This made me cry so hard!
    Can’t believe you had to go through it. I know the feeling, bully and family issues make us go insane but we have to stay strong and hope for the better. I’m going through it rn and this sucks so much that I became physically ill. It’s nice to see that somebody actually survived hell and became a wonderful person with an amazing life, in the end it’s just a matter of time to this to be over…

  • Ellie

    this makes me excited to grow up and meet more people and write to my younger self… this was beautiful ahh! cant wait for more

  • Lin

    Simply inspiring

  • Sara

    Amazing daniel ! I love you , your a true inspiration keep your head held high ❤

  • kirsty Ingram

    This is absolutly beautiful, Daniel! This had me in tears. ❤️

    • Baby Cake

      same

  • Mit

    I almost cried this was beautiful

  • Kendall Edwards

    I love this so much! I have literally no words but thank you, im so pround of you. This is so inspiring so just, thank you

  • Baby Cake

    Great Daniel!!

  • Haytham

    Thank you ❤️✌🏾️

  • riley bush

    i LITERALLY can’t stop crying!!!!! dainel, you are SOOO inspirational and soo loved by your friends and fans. never let what the haters say go to your brain because they are just jealous you have come this far.

  • Mariana Costa Ramos

    I love this so much. I almost cried, I’m so proud of you ❤

  • Anabell Medina

    This is amazing, absolutely incredible love how you put things in good perspective. Keep doing the good work ❤️

  • Bella Raisor

    I love this so much and literally tearedup and love you daniel

  • Kenny Nelson

    Daniel you are amazing, you show us to be true to ourselves and for us to love ourselves. This shows kids that life does get better. Thank you for inspiring me and all of those who you meet, Thank you❤️

    Insta: @Thekennynelson

    Sincerely, Kenny Nelson

  • Tara dodd

    This was so sweet it made me cry

  • alex

    this made me cry ow

  • Tipan

    I didnt expect or realise that Daniel had a bad past but it’s okay! He is stronger because of that and can withstand more after this!
    ILY

  • Miranda

    💕

  • Ariella

    I just cried this is beautiful😭

  • Jacqueline Brown

    Daniel…..I don’t know what to say….I’m crying. You are such a strong person and we love you <3 This was beautiful….thank you so much.

  • Jeehae Park

    loved this!

  • Hannah

    So excited for this Daniel! So proud:)

  • Irene Delgadillo

    Beautiful I started to cry this explains most of my life and you turned out fine so I think I will too I love u Daniel

  • Alyssa❤

    This is amazing, i love you so much daniel ❤

  • Baby Cake

    123

  • Mackenzie

    This is so cute Daniel! Keep it up (:

  • Glorymar Arroyo

    This is beautiful Daniel. Thank you for sharing this with us! 💕💕💕

  • Baby Cake

    How do I know if I’m logged in or not??

  • M

    I think little Daniel would be really proud of what you’ve become. Those are such an inspiring words and I really identified myself with some bits and pieces. So, just thanks.

    From Barcelona,

    M.

  • Brittney Williams

    Thank you so much for this Daniel. I truly appreciate your honesty. While I have struggled through bullying and family issues for completely different reasons, I feel like I am still living with the scars and I can’t help but feel insecure about it. And at 23 its very frustrating to still feel like others have such strong control over my life. But to see someone like you take those experiences and grow from it and to see you so happy now truly gives me hope. I pray I can write a similar letter someday.

  • Alice Clark❣

    This is a truly touching first blog. I’m honoured to be able to experience this achievement with you and support you all the way. And no I definitely didn’t cry…

  • Ali

    I love tons ❤️

  • Peyton Renee

    ilysm, super proud of you <3

  • Dani Graceffa

    I’m so proud of you Daniel!! <3 I gotta admit though i cried, those where some pretty words. can’t wait to see more appearing on your very own blog ~XOXO~ Dani <3

  • This post is beautifully written Daniel! Can’t wait to read more.
    -Heather from Louisiana

  • Hamoodeez

    U’ve charged me positively ❤

  • asia

    I loved reading it, Daniel. I feel like I really know you better now and you’re such a lovely and strong person 🙂

  • Lorena

    Beautiful❤

  • Dans

    Omg I’m so of you!! I love you so much!! You are one of my biggest role models!!

  • Ethel

    I’m so proud of how far you’ve come Daniel! Remember in others eyes, you’re perfect and I love you so much! Say Hi for me to Joey, thank you, I’ll see you soon!

    From,

    Ethel Lozano

  • Evie

    Awesome!

  • Kleineganz

    That was a beautiful, heartwarming most. I also dealt with being bullied throughout my school years, so I know what it’s like to overcome all that hurt. I also love your friendship with Hope and your relationship with Joey. It reminds me of my relationship with my late husband. He and I also came from families with alcoholism (for us both it was our mothers) and that bonded us together so strongly.

    Unfortunately, he lost his lifelong battle with depression back in January. I miss him terribly but following your adventures with Joey brings some light into my life and I’m grateful for it.

  • Abbey West

    Daniel this made me cry, its so beautiful and so deep, i love it so much, what flim are you going to be in xxx

  • Hailey

    Thank you for this. It is so important, as are you.

  • Valerie

    I am absolutely amazed and so proud of you Daniel. You are such an amazing and talented person and you are helping and inspiring so many people with these words. You are one of the few people who are able to make me cry and make me an emotional wreck for the rest of the day. I have always loved reading your tweets and seeing you every once in a while on YouTube and was always intrigued and felt like there was so many things and questionsI wanted to ask. Little by little I got to know you more and more and I loved the person I was seeing. He made me laugh, cry and smile and for that I am forever greatful. Thank you for inspiring me to be the best version of myself and for making this website where we are able to get to know you more and I am so excited for what is to come.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ ~Valerie

  • Ana

    aw Daniel this is so amazing! so proud of you my sweet boy! you have accomplished so much and you are such an amazing role model! you’re amazing!

  • Larisse

    This is amazing Daniel

  • Jenessa Weller

    That was truly breathtaking, Daniel. You are so inspirational, you’ve been through so much in your life but you keep your head held high, and you haven’t given up. You have wonderful people like your best friend Hope, and the love of your life Joey. I am so proud of you for everything you have accomplished. I love you so much!! Say hi to Joey and the dogs for me. Have an amazing day!! <3

  • Patty710

    What a beautiful love letter to your young self. Still bawling my eyes out. I hope a lot of young kids read this and take it to heart. love this site already and I’m looking forward to seeing it grow.

  • Diana

    So proud of you and cannot wait to get to know you better

  • Selina

    Things like this give me such hope for the future. We’re all going to get somewhere good someday, even if it doesn’t feel like it now. Such a touching post, Daniel.

  • Sebastian Esquibel

    Omg this so beautiful I cried 😭

  • Isiah Ruiz

    It’s so good to know someone else in the world has gone through the the exact same issues as you. Even though I’m still going through them. If you got through them I know I can too. Thanks you for making my day better.

  • I’m so happy you’ve decided to share more of yourself with us. 🙂 You’re such a lovely and kind person from what I can tell and I look forward too reading more thoughtful and interesting posts such as this one. I can already tell you’ll be having a positive impact on a lot of people who venture over here. 💙💙

  • Ambereenッ

    Love the honesty and was heart warming to read. Add great writer to your long list of talents! 💙

  • Alexa :)

    This is so beautiful. I cried from start to finish. Daniel, there are not enough words to explain how incredibly proud I am of you for how far you have come. I love you so much – Alexa

  • Tess

    Amazing!!!

  • julie

    this was great daniel ❤️❤️

  • Catherine

    Aww

  • Janiel

    This is so good Daniel, I love you

  • Ryy Richardson (Rynosaurus)

    This is so inspirational and it brought tears to my eyes, ilysm Daniel you’re amazing!!💕💕

  • Sophie

    so inspiring!! love you Daniel❤️

  • Stacy

    So inspirational ✨ I loved it💕 There goes the tears😂😭🎀

  • I just love you and Joey so much and u guys represent everythink a boy could ever ask for. tnx QUEEN 👸🏼👨‍❤️‍👨

  • caroline jonsson

    Thank you for charing, so inspirational to ceep pushing through this hard times to reach better times ❤️

  • ♡Michael Graceffa M♡

    I love this

  • Melissa M

    I cried while reading this, this is honesty so beautiful. So proud of you.

  • Ella

    So inspiring! You’ve taught me so much about life, and I can’t thank you enough for that.

  • Daniel I love it!!!💕💞

  • Gaia

    Hi Daniel. The young man that wrote you this letter is a special person. He is kind and hard working, original and truthful, honest and funny, he is extremely talented and curious about the world. And much more. But most of all he has a beautiful soul and even through hard times he accomplished so much in his life and many people love and cherish him for the amazing person he is.
    Be proud of him, he is an inspiration and an important person for me and many other people. I hope to get to know him more and more and maybe, one day, come back in California from Italy to meet him. He will always have a special place in my heart and (I hope) a friend in me.
    Love always, Gaia

  • Bri

    that was the death of me i loved it so much daniel!!

  • Janiel

    This is amazing i was crying the whole time love you Daniel

  • Helen Lawrence

    I love this. It’s so inspiring. It shows everyone that you can make it through the toughest of times with a happy ending ❤

  • Alyssa Martinez

    omg all of this made me smile! i’m proud of you Daniel! Keep up the amazing work!

  • Taylor

    Wow. That was amazing.

  • Karlee

    Aww this is so heartwarming Daniel! I love that you decided to share with us… I am so proud of you! Words can’t describe how much I am proud of you… Your amazing Daniel… Remember that ❤️ We love you… I love you! ❤️

  • Langley

    Daniel…..this made my heart melt please keep making more❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I never knew you were going through such a hard time when you where little I’m so sorry….I’m so happy your better your such an amazing person❤️ U

  • Leneece

    This is amazing❤❤❤

  • Maya

    That was beautiful Daniel😊

  • Storm

    This is so beautifully written! I am beyond proud of you for writing this. It must’ve been difficult to look back on the experiences of your earliest years, but you now know it was all worth it.

  • jon jon | piglet

    This really made me think, so brilliant. I wish I was able to ignore those who make fun of me.

  • Shyna

    Omg I ligit started to cry this is really inspirational and amazing I luv u so much and just keep going ❤️😊

  • Olyvia

    Awwe! Daniel this is amazing!❤️

  • Marina

    You are truly an amazing person Daniel!❤

  • Xraytek78

    Amazing!! Wow!!!

  • amya

    I am still littel and now I will know what I will do from they letter
    Love u 😘

  • Jasmine

    I love this so much it made me cry a little but it was so freaking good I love you and Joey so much ❤️

  • BEL HAD

    Awwwwww this is so lovely, i’m really proud of you Daniel

  • bella

    So good ❤️😭

  • Bekah graceffa

    Anyone else in tears? 😢😭

  • Hippieheathlene

    I hope my children think as highly of me as you do your mother when they’re "all grown". It’s hard to be different, but (as I tell my kids) different is amazing, regardless of the difficulties. Parenting is hard, but human-ing is hard, too.

  • Charli Savery

    OMG Daniel this has literally got me in tears 😭 such an amazin story but so heartwarming to hear all this comin from u 💗 who ever was bullying you was clearly stupid I mean have u seen you 😻 loveyou queen 👸 & stay strong because we all love you as a family

  • Annika

    This is so beautiful Daniel. I’m so proud of you for having the courage to write this, and it is truly amazing.

  • Sanibel

    That is the most hart felt thing I have ever saw

  • Britney

    Literally the most beautiful thing I have read

  • Beliz Hazar

    I act ually just cried. Such an amazing blog… 💙

  • Karina Anaya

    I didn’t cry whaaaaaaattt.

    But really I’m so happy, this really helped me I sometimes go through really hard times , I worry too much on people’s opinions, I say I’m fine when I know I’m not, be really you, Joey,Troye, connor, Tyler, hope, and everyone else have helped me through the hardest times of my life.

    Thank you

  • Kelvin Argueta

    OMG, this made me cry so much, Daniel, as a fan of yours I’m so proud of you, I love you so much, one day I will get to meet you!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😊😊😊😊😊😊

  • Cheyenne

    ❤️ Beautiful. Excited for more.

  • Alan Baltazar

    ☺️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • Allyss

    This is very insuring and beautiful just like you no matter what anybody says

  • Selena

    that was amazing Daniel!

  • Carrie

    this just wants me to cry, you are a gift to this world, many people love you. my life has been hard at this moment but me reading this tells me im not alone, other people go through these things that you regret. anyways this just makes me happy that you got through this not just by yourself but with the people that love you. Just keep being you Daniel <3

  • BrianaB

    Wow Daniel this was amazing I did get teary and it made my heart melt and im so happy that you are now happy and your self 😊❤💙💚💛💜
    ~BrianaB. from Texas

  • Shane

    Ohmygod this is Amazing

  • Alexis

    Wow! This was amazing and brought me to tears.❤️ 😌 ily

  • Doesn’t Matter

    You are an extremely strong person, I myself am going through something simialiar, my mother is an alcoholic. People tend to think I have "the world at my fingertips" which I have been granted with amazing friends but that is anything but true. I love my life and wouldn’t trade it but my mother who is supposed to be my biggest supporter is anything but. Keep your head up Daniel, love you! You can get through anything with some great people by your side. Happy for you.

  • Ahhhhhhh this was so inspiring! I’m excited to see this blog go places <3

  • Msa4life

    Good job Daniel…….I’m so proud of u☺❤

  • Yalda

    Aww Daniel I’m so proud of you this is amazing I’m excited to see what the future holds for you 💕💕

  • Madison

    Awwe this is so sweet and amazing 💜

  • Yalda

    Excited for more upcoming blogs

  • Konstantinos

    That was amazing!!!

  • Alexander

    This is so inspirational, im a teenager and i hope that one day my nightmares turn into dreams just like yours. Im being bullied and i have issues about my self i lost hope and confidence i hope that theres a little light waiting for me in my future. 😊😔😭 Tears 😂 O crying like a baby OMG haha

  • Shaylie Graceffa

    I cried…. Ugh I cried!!! Thad was so beautiful! I love you Daniel!❤️💗🐷

  • Emily

    That was beautiful Daniel. Despite making me shed a tear or two this had been the best thing I’ve read in a long time.Keep it up❤️❤️

  • So beautiful and moving! Cannot wait to see more posts

  • Connor

    That was so beautiful and touchy omg

  • sweaty boi troye

    Crying rn ;-;
    Daniel, this is lit. Its great to see that you are letting your fans see a little more into your life! This was so beautifully written and I can’t wait to see more. This is so inspirational, especially to those with similar stories. Keep up the good work queen!

  • Gary Canton

    What an amazing way too look back at what you once were and to where you are now Daniel!! This is so beautiful and always come back to this post to see the battles you have won and conquered! I’m so happy for you and look forward to following your journey!! 🙂

  • Sdupont

    Great letter. You’re so wiser and i’m sure that helped you to heal past wounds, you’re a warrior!! Keep fighting!!

  • kira

    this is amazing congrats

  • Alex in Wonderland

    So excited for this <3

  • Luis Felipe

    Hi Dani. I want you to know that I’m here. You will never be alone. There’s will forever someone here to support you. I know that I’m just another in the crowd but this little comment means a lot to me. Say this words makes me feel better. I hope you’re okay. I luv U ❤

  • Marcus

    damn Daniel😩❤💛💚💙💜

  • Anthony

    Daniel we al are really proud of you <3 And thanks for sharing this to us, it really means a lot and give hope and inspiration to a lot of people, including me. Keep being amazing as always. Thank you so much for inspiring me to keep going and fight for my dreams

    With love, Anthony

    • Daniel Preda

      Hey Anthony,
      Thank you for the beautiful words. I’m so happy I can help push you towards your own happiness. Hope to see you soon.

  • Linda

    This was amazing. I can relate to you dad being an alcoholic. I love you Daniel.

    • Daniel Preda

      Love you too Linda! It’s not the easiest thing to deal with, but it gets better. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Miha

    Perfection 👌

    • Daniel Preda

      <3

  • Marc

    Wonderful ☺️❤️❤️

  • Pratheek Mendonca

    You an amazing person Daniel!
    You make me smile when the times are tuff. You make me laugh. You made me realize that every Dark cloud has a silver lining.
    Like you even I’m Gay and being from a county like India it’s quite difficult to come out. Here society Dosent accept the LGBT community to be normal like them. The word normal is quite vague isn’t it. Everone is beautiful in their own Way. long speech short, yes you’ve given me Hope!
    Hoping to here from you soon.
    Love,
    pratheekmendonca@rediffmail.com

    • Daniel Preda

      Hey Pratheek, I’m so happy you could relate to this letter. Keep your head held high, you are in charge of your own destiny, I promise you will make it out of the hardships. Stay strong, thank you for your words.

  • Natalie

    I love this ❤️💛💚💙💜

  • Sierra Infinger

    I love this Daniel. It is so inspiring and motivational. It shows everyone how you can pull through the toughest of times. We love you Daniel! 💜

    • Daniel Preda

      You really can! Thank you Sierra! And thanks for reading!

  • Beyonte

    Your story is truly inspiring x

  • Jamiya Isidore

    Love

  • Kaya Rodriguez

    Great Job Daniel! I Think Your Decision To Do This Was An Amazing Decision! You’re An Amazing Person. I Know What It’s Like Going Through All Of That Stuff And Having A Father Like That. I Love You Guys Soi Much! And I Love #Janiel

    • Daniel Preda

      Hey Kaya! Thanks for reading! Love you too!

  • Lyndsy

    Genuinely one of the most heart-warming thing I have read… I’m so proud of you and keep reaching for your dreams and goals and I’m positive you’ll get there! I love you so much, This brought me to tears:)

    • Daniel Preda

      Thank you Lyndsy! Love you too! Cant wait to share more with you.

  • Elyss Wooley

    You are amazing Daniel! Love you lots! This is so amazing and inspiring and maybe a few tears were shed but I just wanted to say you be you and don’t let your past and others get in your way. 💜💙

  • Kayla

    I love you so much Danny never give up on your dreams and alwase rennet that you have Joey right there beside you❣

  • Kyrsten

    💖💖💖💖💖💖💖👑

  • Jacob

    This is beautiful!! I want more!

  • Curtis

    This was such an emotional roller coaster! Your writing is beyond beautiful and reading what you wrote has really inspired me as a human being. You’re one of the most humble and deserving people on this earth, I love you a lot ❤️

  • Chelsey

    Those words were written beautifully Daniel. You are such a special guy. You’re not just Joey Graceffa’s boyfriend to some people. You are so much more. I hope you know that you are an inspiration to so many, whether it be simply to plant a garden and never give up or to treat the person you love with 100% of heart even when its hard. I can’t wait to follow along in your journey.

  • anna

    incredible…

  • Tanvi

    I’m so proud of you and what you have become ❤️ Ily lots

  • I feel like most of what you’ve written here is for me !!!

    • Daniel Preda

      From me, to you. Stay strong Shay. <3

  • MacKenzie

    amazing. absolutely amazing.

  • ED

    Amazingly touching. Beautiful sentiment. Thank you for sharing your heart.

    • Daniel Preda

      Thank you! <3

  • Lucas

    wow Daniel this was amazing

  • Laura Sofia

    OMG,I cried sooo much 😭😭You inspiring me so much.Keep strong and you are the BEST…Kisses from BRASIL 😘😘😍❤

    • Daniel Preda

      Love you Laura! Kisses to Brasil! xox

  • Emily

    I love this so much! Nice job Dani boi!

  • Albert Caffrey

    I was touched, I’m realy really happy that you are happy now, you know you will always have better times and now you are at the verge of something wonderful.

    Sincerely

    Your always follower: Betp :* ☺️

    • Daniel Preda

      Thank you so much Albert. Your support means the world.

  • Oliver Atkinson

    I love it daniel, l think this is a fantastic start to opening your blog’s.The thing I thought was the best aspect from this one is that you have made it like a diary entry, which also got me hooked. I am so sorry for the struggles you have had growing up. Their is some stuff I can link with you about,such as divorce from family members and some others. However, if this didn’t ever happen the past could have altered it’s self.Anyway, this is such a super blog and I will enjoy reading more of these as time goes on. You are such a nice, funny,spirit of brightness. An I am glad for you that all of you+joey +hope =together😊😊😊😇😉

    P.s. Never give up because the darkness will turn into the light

  • Lilyandmore

    I love this so much, I can relate to many things like an alcoholic parent and bullying and reading this makes me feel like I’m not alone, so thanks.

    • Oliver Atkinson

      Same

    • Oliver Atkinson

      But not the alcoholic one,everything else yea.

    • Daniel Preda

      You are never alone, I’m always here. xoxox

  • Alaina

    This just made me cry, so inspirational i love you!!! keep doing what your doing!!!

    • Daniel Preda

      Hi Alaina! Thank you! Happy you are here and reading! <3

  • Amanda Baker

    Beautifully written Daniel, you’re an incredible person and I can’t wait to see more from you 🙂

    • Daniel Preda

      Awe thanks Amanda! So excited you are here!

  • Oliver Atkinson

    Queen this is stunning and amazing👸👸👸

    • Daniel Preda

      Thank you Oliver! Love you!

  • Yashashvi Agrawal

    That was so nice rush of feelings and tears . Amazing can’t wait to read more❤

    • Daniel Preda

      <3 So much love to you

  • Katie G

    What an amazing first post to kick start this blog – I will definitely be visiting again 💞💞

    • Daniel Preda

      Wanted to do something from the heart! Thank you Katie! <3

  • ♡This the Sunbae♡

    I’m so proud of u. I’m so glad u shared this with us and I’m excited to see what’s next! 💜

    • Daniel Preda

      Thank you! <3 Me too!

  • Rosie

    I love you so much and I loved reading this❤️ It was so inspiring

  • Yazmin Pop

    This is amazing ❤

  • coralie

    No I’m absolutely not crying at all it’s just raining on my eyes

  • Chelsea

    i love it so much!!❤

  • Melissa DeLeon Sanchez

    Beautiful words from a beautiful soul. ❤😚

    • Daniel Preda

      So sweet of you. Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

  • Sydney

    I loved this so much!! 💕😊

  • Felicity Justus

    Is it bad I cried reading this? Daniel you are an amazing person and I SHIP JANIEL so much! I just love you and Joey! I was aw when you added Hope. Mrs. Wigsworth!

    • Daniel Preda

      Awe thank you so much! Glad you loved it!

  • Mikenzie Klein

    Love U Daniel💖💖💖💖

  • Olivia

    Daniel, I am so proud of you! You taught me so much about life and I can’t thank you enough! I can’t wait to see more!

  • Norma H.

    You are my inspiration Daniel, you’ve helped me through some really hard times and I thank you for being you. I love you. 💕👑

  • Ash Cox

    You’ve come a long way and have a lot to be proud of. Stay gold. ❤

  • Aliza

    awww daniel thank you for sharing this personal information with us, it will really help some people. It genuinely made me tear up, you are such an amazing writer! -Aliza <3

  • Roddy Weber

    Daniel, you are amazing!!

  • Kel Duchannes

    😍😍😍😍

  • Sasha xxx

    Danielle my heart ached reading this and my tears are of sadness of the past but pride of the present and future.
    I’m probably old enough to be your mum and the pain I felt reading this was like you were my son.
    You’re talented kind and so so beautiful inside and out.
    You have made a bad start into something amazing and I relate to that myself.
    I wish you everything that makes you happy darling xxx
    Sasha xxx

  • Geowimb

    That was amazing…. So emotional and so perfect…. You clearly have a talent for this!! Keep it up!! 🙂 <3

  • Kaitlin Walashek

    Daniel I’m obsessual with this!!! Work Queen!

  • Geowimb

    Oh, And I am so glad Hope came into your life!!! You three together are just so perfect!! #friendshipgoals

  • Moises V.

    Daniel you came along way and were proud of you so much. stay close to joey and hope they will bring color to your world 💙💚💛💜❤ love you

  • Nathan R. ❤️

    Omg I have no words this is really awesome I wanted to cry, really !!!

  • Nicky

    This is amazing, I can’t believe what you’ve been through. You’re a true survivor. ❤️ Goodness, writing is a big part of my life and this actually made me tear up. Not the little ones that escape, but the ones that you let fall because you know it’s something that means something

  • Alyssa

    Beautifully written! This letter touched my heart. I think that I will try to use the advice that you gave to yourself 🙂 Love you Daniel and I’m glad everything is finally working out <3 <3

  • Gavin Smith

    Such an inspiration. So beautiful! Thank you for this.

  • Paula

    This is beautiful

  • stephanieezhou

    this is amazing. Daniel you are an inspiration

  • Nisha 🌸🍃🌙

    You made my day 10 times better. Beautiful, Daniel. This is truly inspiring message and you are such an amazing person, inside and out. Work, pig 😉🐷💕

  • Kleydi

    Thank you for sharing something so personal. It’s so touching and I really appreciate it

  • GLD

    I was bullied myself at school. Now Im a 24 grown-up man, but while reading this…I can totally relate to it.. I mean, I am actually satisfied and happy with who I am now. It made me stronger ans made my skin thicker. Should I be grateful to those people who made me suffer in the past?
    However, good job Daniel, keep doing that work! Especially that your words will surely help many people. Greetings from Poland!

  • Sarah Schofield

    This is so beautiful holy moly Daniel… Love you xx

  • Alisha L.

    Awe Daniel! Great story!

  • Karen

    Aww bby, this made me cry so hard. I’m glad you’re doing this. And I’m glad. you’ve foutdoor the love of your life. ❤ love you Daniel 😘

  • Isabell Noble

    That was beyond amazing Daniel, I loved it. I feel as if I had just went through the journey of your life with you. Truly inspiring, keep up the amazing work. Ilysm 💕✨

  • JeremyS

    Wow, this is so inspirational. I look forward to reading all of the posts yet to come. 😍❤️ Xx

  • Hannah Johnstone

    Omg Daniel this was beautiful i cried reading this Isnt it amazing that as a kid you can go through so much that feels like your dying inside but you can recover from it and grow from it and become an amazing person that lots of people love, Like yourself

  • Haleigh Mccaffrey

    Beautiful!!! This was so amazing and inspiring. I will consantly check this because of how amazinh it is. You are amazing never give up! Keep up this amazing work!! Love u boy!!! ❤💛💚💙💜👏👏👏😘

  • Gaby Cardenas

    You just made me literally cry Daniel Christopher Preda

  • Diego Ocampo Gutierrez

    omg I almost cry, srsly this makes me open my eyes and appreciate all the things that I have, babe I hope you never give up and continues inspire us :)) xoxo

  • Knox

    Love it sounds like my life

  • Tyler

    I loved this

  • Coot

    Daniel that was amazing :’)

  • daniel you are so inspiring. i love you so much, you’re an amazing person. so much good is coming your way, i feel it. thank you for being a great human, i am so proud of you. <3

  • Tom Offer

    Your story is so inspiring! There’s a lot of stuff here that I can relate too.
    I’m very appropriate that you shared your story, I feel like i get a hug from everyone that I can relate too. So thank you for sharing this story.
    Tom

    P.s. – maybe you should think about opening a YouTube channel.
    Much love

    • Trinity Brubaker

      he definitely should start a YouTube channel.

  • tabor

    I think this had made my whole week. this is amazing Daniel.

  • Jenna

    I love this ❤❤❤❤

  • sydney

    this was so amazing & inspiring daniel

  • Heart~

    Great Job!

  • Sara

    Honestly warmed my heart. Love you Daniel. Xxx

  • Madeline

    I know you’re so proud of yourself! I am too i know it’s hard to open up sometimes but it’s so worth it in the end. thanks for sharing this with the world it makes us all a better person <3

  • Bryan Brayjon

    Daniel omg, this is so touching, God I’m so glad to be able to call you one of my role models! Love you 💙

  • Claire

    Says he’s good at English and yet doesn’t capitalize words or have correct grammar.. ok lol

    • Shuaib Hussain

      BACK THE FUCK UP BITCH!

  • Regine Bue

    This was amazing! Really Daniel, it truly was! The tears came right away. For me this was special to read because I struggle with bulling and mental illness hard! You and Joey are my ticket to continue my journey((: Thanks!

  • Dylan Amatsahip

    Simply inspiring 👏

  • Nathan Bailey

    Daniel, this was beautifully written and has given me a positive outlook on my future. Please keep this up, you inspire me 😊💕

  • Kelsey

    Amazing I really glad I read this helped me out

  • Ciarra

    Awh Daniel that was so touching I loved it so much!! You are amazing and the best role model I could ask for!! You are truly amazing!! I love you so much!!❣

  • Brittany

    Amazing Daniel!

  • Julia Bell

    Wow. I did not know how similar our childhoods were. This is really inspirational and it helped me out so much! Thank you!! Good work!! 👏👏💕

  • jayla

    Thus is the cutest/wisest/ realist thing I’ve saw in a long time. I’m still I’m school (7th grade) and I het called "a dyke" and "a stud" for the longest but now since I know who I am i always say "yea I like girls gotta problem?!" 😂 love ya

  • April Garcia

    This is so beautiful, inspiring and touching. Keep up the good work, I know you’ll make everyone proud .

  • Madison

    Daniel this is SO amazing!! I’m crying! I love you so so much!! Never forget it!😭❤️

  • Olivia

    Daniel This Was Amazinng I’m In Tears You And Joey Are My Absloute INSPERATION And I Love U Both A lot Thank You For EveryThing You Do And Joey Too I Have Anxiety And Right Now I Am Deppressed My Uncle Just Passed Away Buy Reading This Has Made Me Feel So Much Better Thank You Daniel Love You ps Could You Tell Joey That I Really Love His Videos And That He 10000% Got The Right Person xxxx Love You x

  • Kayla Cohen

    I loved this post so much. It inspires me to never give up and always stay true to myself. I can’t wait to read more of your blog

  • cayla cruse

    I have read this at least 10 times today and every time its still the same emotion roller coaster, and honestly I love it! keep up the great work Daniel, ily

  • This is beautiful Daniel! I’m glad you were able to write that, because it means that’s what you really want. You’re my inspiration and I wish you all the happiness in the world <3

  • Elisha Dicarlo

    Daniel I’m literally sitting in my room crying right now because I feel like I am reading a letter to myself. I can relate to everything you are saying. You are such an encouragement to me because I see how your life has turned out and I can only hope to get there in the future. I love you and look forward to future posts.

    P.s. It’s so funny how you decided to make a blog this week because I watched you on Karla Greggs car conversations on how to be more assertive and I just wanted to know more about your story.

  • Rebecca Dunn

    Wow this was so beautiful to read and such a great idea to write to your younger self, your so amazing and have such a kind heart and a strong mind and the way you write is so beautiful. Your an inspiration for not just your family and friends but for us as a community.
    Keep being you
    Love you ☺

  • Siân Louise Tame

    The best writing is writing that makes you feel all emotions. This is the best writing. I loved reading this, it was like getting a glimpse into your life. Well done Daniel, I can’t wait to read more from you!<3

  • Ryan Wimberly

    Daniel this was beyond beautiful. I relate to this in so many ways and to hear this gives me so much hope for the future. Thank you for being you. Love and appreciate you so much Daniel!

  • Bet

    This is beautiful, Daniel. Thank you for opening your heart to the world, some us are learning from this letter as much as little Danny boy should.

  • Liam Burgess

    Daniel this a brilliant piece of wise, touching and guiding words. Well done.

  • I’m so proud of you Daniel. Your an amazing person. This is absouleutly touching. Glad to call Joey and You my role models. I love how your two are not afraid to show your true selves. Love you both. (You should consider making a YouTube channel. You would do amazing.) Much Love

  • Niki

    Daniel u are amazing! Bullying is hard and u got through it, u should be proud of yourself for that. It’s true never forget where u came from. Also I’m sure those bullies feel stupid now! Look at yourself, ur amazing, never forget that! Never forget where u came from Daniel, never forget how wonderful and special u are! Most importantly never forget how stupid those bullies are and how stupid and guilty they feel now

  • Brittany w

    This was so amazing ☺️ I loved it so much. This was truly inspiring

  • Shuaib Hussain

    This is so relatable but if it turns out good for you, i have something to look forward to. BEST, BLOG, EVER!!!

  • Mya donofrio

    Daniel this was one of the most beautiful things I’ve read in my life it made me cry but smile and I just wanted to keep reading it forever so simply beautiful

  • Trinity Brubaker

    My sister just read this and started to cry. Am I qoute "why do people have to be so rude. Everyone is made the same." Also daniel i can’t wait for the rest of this week. And all of the other posts to come. Thanks for being such an inspiration to me and my sister. We both support you 110%.
    I loveyou so much bye.

  • Miranda Ostlund

    Damn Daniel, that was beautiful I think I may have just found myself a new role model now that I know your story

  • Jasmine stiller

    This is beautiful! Daniel you are so talented

  • Ria

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • Pratt

    So many feels right now, not afraid to say I’m balling my eyes out, I feel as if this is a letter to myself I can relate to this so much, hopefully one day my life will turn around and I find the prince or princess of my dreams who will help me with my battles:) much love from your friend Pratt

  • bamqueen

    awesome I love it

  • «.A.R.»

    I loved it!!! this made me cry but made me feel happy as well. looking forward to the rest of your amazing posts! bye i love you!!

  • Damian Bautista

    This is so inspiring. I was in tears the whole time I was reading this. You are amazing sweetie!

  • Milly

    THE FEELS!!!!!!

  • Lavender Love

    So inspiring!!!! I was dead when you were talking about you know who!!!Daniel you are so talented, smart, and Gorgeous!!! Keep being amazing I know you will go so much further in your life❤❤❤

  • This is the most inspirational thing I have read all week. I love you for sharing this with us. I know it took A LOT to open up like this but in a way it was for the better. You may be feeling much more content, easy, light (?) right now. Either way, the fact that you shared this with us and considered us worthy enough to share this means A LOT. You deserve the best of the best, Daniel. I hope with every fiber of my being that ALL your wishes come true and that you find eternal happiness and that you succeed in ALL your endeavors. And I know Joey will always stand beside you.
    Love,
    Assawer

  • Eryn

    So inspiring! I love who you are! Never stop being you! Love you xx

  • Morgan Glanden ❤️

    Awwwh!!! Daniel, this is so inspiring. I love you so much. Never stop being you. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Olivia Massey

    Daniel, this is so beautiful. I have no words other than I’m proud of you and be proud of yourself for this. It is quite exquisite and well done. I can’t wait for what brings the next blog. Gorgeous and mindful words Mister Preda 🙂

  • Sophia Terrazas

    This is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read<33

  • Adi khan

    two words heart touching………..

  • Valentina Meh

    Also tell little Daniel that there´s so many people out there who love him for who he is and who admire him. Even if you don’t know who i am and i don’t know that much abou you, always remember that we love you and we are so proud of you! Keep doing what you’re doing!

  • Ben Carme

    First off I would like to say thank you, this was very heartfelt and will help other people, this is the type of thing that can literally change someones perspective on life. I said thank you before because you inspired me, I know, I know you probably get these things all the time but, it truly did. Once again thank you.

    • Ben Carme

      you show people that when you stumble and fall its OK, just get up brush it off, and look for the best.

  • Cristina

    I cried reading this. Not because I’m emotional af but because it’s so inspiring and relatable in the sense that a lot of people go through this. Thank you for having the courage to speak up for those of us who’s voices aren’t heard. Thank you for being you. I love you so much Daniel❤️

  • Sofih

    I am in tears. This was so amazing and inspiring… I love you♡

  • Mar

    Daniel, I don’t know what to say. This is just amazing. You really touched my heart today. Love, Mar

  • Maggie

    This was an amazing first blog, Daniel. I love the heart that went into it and you’ve reminded me family and friends come first. We’ll always pull through the hard times. Please keep writing.

  • Hannah Kennedy

    This was absolute beautiful ❤️ Thankyou for sharing

  • Alli Edgerly

    This brought me to tears Daniel. So glad you did not join the AF. Not that I do not have respect to our men and women in uniform (trust me, I have been married to one for 2 years) you just are in such a better place now!

  • Desaroo

    That was beautiful. I think the perspective of the whole thing was stunning. Can’t wait to read more !

  • This is truly touching to the heart Daniel believe in yourself and keep going ❤️😘

  • Ange Clemons

    OMG THIS IS AMAZING DANIEL,IHAVE NO OTHER WORD SO VERY SPECIAL

  • Donnisha

    This is the most beautiful and inspiring thing I ever read and I so proud that you overcame all of this and is a better person today. You are so strong and amazing.

  • Gennese

    Daniel this is an amazing and inspiring letter to people who are different and who have gone through or are going through the same things you’ve been through. It helped me to realise that no matter how bad things are at the moment it almost gets better. Thank you so much

  • Samich

    This actually made me cry. 💕 This is so beatiful, Daniel. You really have a talent!

  • Daniel you are a strong boy who has a boyfriend who is amazing and will always be their for you and you have lots of friends and now that you have Joey you have lots of people that will support you I am so sorry about your dad but you ha e your mom and sister but most important stay storn and love Joey cause he will always love you sincerely -Bella

  • Delilah Xiong

    Daniel I hope you my comment, this blog was beautiful and touched my heart! I was bullied in elementary school in 3rd grade. All of my classmates called me "fatty" and "ugly girl" I wanted to know why my life is hard and chosen to be me. I wanted to cry and to give up, but I have family, friends, and of course God because they understand me, accepted me who I am, and loving me. They always there for me when I’m in depress, mad, confuse, and lost of hope. I always compare with other pretty girls and wondering why I’m not that pretty. But my father told me "Delilah, don’t listen to other people. You are beautiful. And I’m glad to have you as a daughter. You always be beautiful inside and outside. Do you know why? Because you are you. Seeing you helping and caring other people touched my heart. I’m so happy God created you and being my beautiful daughter" Than I started to rise and not giving up. I am me and this who I wanted to be. I’m alive for a reason! I’m glad have those people in my life because without them I’ll be in depression and might become suicide person. This blog really touched my heart and I really truly to see more of your blog! I Love You Daniel ❤

  • Megan kolbas

    I loved it

  • rose gomez

    this is honestly the most cutest thing ive read❤

  • Fer

    You have absolutely no idea how much I can relate to this… to you… It gives me a little hope, maybe, just maybe, someday my life will change for better, just like yours did…

  • Kaitlin white

    Never give up writing Daniel, you’re really inspirational and confident in yourself. Stay strong and take care of joey, wolf and storm for me. 😉love you always,

    Kaitlin. 💖❤

  • Jay

    Thank you for sharing this with us, I feel like a lot of people including myself are able to relate to at least some part of this letter, if not all. No matter which part people relate too, it is all an emotional journey. And look how far you have come.

    • Daniel Preda

      It IS! Such a great feeling to know little ol’ me is helping someone by sharing my experiences! Thanks for stopping by, Jay!

  • мαяια ( вєℓℓ)

    This actually made me cry 😭❤ This is so wonderful Daniel! Keep up the amazing work! Love you! ❤ Don’t forget to follow me on my intsa and twitter: Beautifulbell19 🙂

    • Daniel Preda

      Thank you Bella! <3

      • Bella Menzia

        Your welcome <3

  • Michaela Wolfman

    Ohmygod. This is maybe the most inspiring thing ever. 😍😘😭😘😍😭

  • Jessie crane

    This made me cry

  • Chris Z

    Wow!!! Very powerful!! I’m tearing up.

    Love you like a brother

  • RB

    This was so nice and sweet. Live Love and Enjoy your life Danile bc u have somebody in your life (Joey) that nobody else here as💜💜💜

  • Cindy

    Daniel,

    You are so strong. If only I could have been like you when I was younger. You inspire us to be ourselves. Keep being you. <3 Cindy

  • Ayanna Mae

    wow beautiful

  • Dylan Farrell

    This was so beautiful everything you said is true and I hope you believe it❤️

  • Nichole

    Thank you for sharing this. It’s absolutely lovely, and I am very touched by your honesty and the small glimpse into who you are.

  • serenity

    This is beautiful Daniel. It is really amazing how far you have come! I am truly touched by this first blog. Please keep writing.
    ~Serenity

  • Jaida

    1000st like!!

  • Erick S

    Those words were so encouraging and inspiring💪❤️, Thanks for sharing.
    Such a great work for your first blog!, Can’t wait for the other one.

  • Hayley Biesiadecki

    I’m not a big blog person but this had me. This is so relatable and it makes me feel like you are with me reading this to me. You are so inspirational and I look up to you… I hate to be one of those people, but if you would follow me on insta I would die –> @hayley.beez
    Love you <3

  • Arielle

    Awww, this was so sweet and touching. Thank you so much for sharing. We love you!!!

  • Avery H.

    This was so inspiring. You are amazing. ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

  • isobel

    wow

  • Emily

    I loved this

  • soph

    This was amazing Daniel such an inspiration

  • Kari

    ¡Hermosas palabras! Je t’adore! Kisses from Colombia :* <3

  • Ana

    You’re the cutest most inspiring bean ever 🙂

  • Jessica Au-Yeung

    That was amazing 💜

  • Jenita

    This was so inspiring and beautiful! I can relate some of those topics you wrote about. I wish that some day I can be truly comfortable in my own skin and my father would change for the better.
    My father isn’t alcoholic but he is sometimes verbally abusive and childish. He has his bad days…

    Anyway, you seem really genuine and beautiful human being. It’s awesome that you have found happiness in your life. I wish you all the best in life! 🙂

  • Sabrina boubel

    Wow 🙂

  • lee

    I’m sitting here crying harder then I can remember crying in a long time. Thank you for sharing this. When I was in inpatient they had us write letters to our younger selves and I can’t imagine ever being in the place where I’d be comfortable enough to lay myself bare like you have.

    Please keep writing. You have an amazing, amazing gift.

    All the love,
    Heather lee

  • Adasa

    I love it!!! Thank you for sharing… You are very wise in your words and thoughts. I am positive you opened many people’s eyes and made them believe in themselves. Thank you once again.

  • Kelsea Dale

    This is amazing and inspiring to every one. Your truly a good person. You and Joey have been through alot. But y’all have made it through it. Keep your head up Daniel

  • Amanda Rodriguez

    This is beautiful ily u 😍🐷🐽😍❤️💛💚💙💜

  • Savannah

    I cried and this is so beautiful and amazing I don’t know what else to say my mind is still processing this.😊

  • Zac Pantel

    This is so heart warming Daniel, this is so inspiring and this shows how much of an amazing person you are 🙈❤️

  • Shivani Desai

    Daniel, @louissassmastaa from Twitter here. This was an amazing work of writing. The way you spoke to your previous self in such a hopeful way stirred something in me. This is the true meaning of ‘It Gets Better’ right here. Someday I wish to feel the same way about my young self right now, all though I may not be able to convey it as beautifully as you did. Please never talk yourself down again. You are an amazing human being who deserves the world. Never stop writing.
    All the love. Shivani x

  • Jasmine

    OMG this was the best blog I’ve heard in my life!! Your story is amazing and I love how u expressed yourself and every word. Love u and joey💕

  • rachel:-)

    daniel i’m so pround of how far you have come and how strong youve stayed through the tough obstacles in your life. today you bring smiles to so many faces and you have a little family you cherish and hold so close to your heart. i know that they mean the world to you. i love you💖

  • Azza Mzoughi

    Wow this is moving Daniel! the words are so inspiring and heartwarming! You really are a nice, kind, smart and beautiful person despite what haters say don’t worry you’re beyond them! you’re doing great so far so keep it up and never forget that you’re unique and special! I love You xoxo

  • Guadalupe

    This is so inspirational. I can related to some of the topics in the letter. I’m not a really big blog person but this is the best blog I have ever read before in my life. Keep up the blog Daniel. You never know who you will inspire.

  • Tarryn

    This was literally just so beautiful and inspiring. I feel like that the longer you keep your head up the longer you will be where you want to be.

  • Carlos

    OMG! I love it! I feel so identified with these words. So inspiring 🙌🏻

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! It makes me feel so much better

  • Das

    Privilaged!

    • Daniel Preda

      I am the exact opposite of privileged. My family came to America with nothing. My mother cleaned homes while attending nursing school and raising three children while my fathered slaved away at his granite company 18 hours a day. I owe everything to them.

      NOT privileged.

      Determined. Persevering. Strong.

      • Das

        You got to go to college and your boyfriend is a freaking celebrity.
        Nuff said.
        My frail single mom spent 20 years providing income for her own son, her mother and sister’s entire family by babysitting and doing maid work. I cant afford to go to college even on the few scholarships I got. I’ve got no one or nothing to rely on, and what irritates me is people like you going around giving others false hope and that you love them and have faith in them despite not even knowing what they look like- it feels forced, cheesy, and dishonest.
        Only the privilaged make it in this country.
        You are privilaged.
        And the fact that you have to advertize your romance with Joey to get attention is also concerning and superficial.

        • Curtis

          I’m sorry but who are you to say these things? Maybe he DOES genuinely believe in us. Jealousy is a harmful trait, don’t use it to attack people just because you may not believe in yourself.

      • Das

        You’re also attractivd ‘af, so you can get whichever guy you want. Once again, privilaged.
        You also seem to travel all over with your boyfriend, who is a celebrity. Once again, privilaged.

    • You have absolutely no reason to say this to him. What have he ever done to you? Ok, fine you didn`t have it easy either but hey do not hate on somebody else with a lot of the same struggles. Try to compliment or show that you understand how it feels. I try to keep calm but I can feel the rage tickle inside me. Sorry, I hate to be rude but i just get enough of these comments myself and get so irritated by them. I just don´t think Daniel deserves this, I don´t think anyone does! This blogpost he just wrote took a lot of coruage to write! It´s okay to say what you mean, but remember to also think before you post anything((;

      I´m done for now…
      Love you Daniel, keep going! You and Joey are my heros<3

      Love Regine

  • Andrea

    This was so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait for your upcoming posts <3

  • Alexander Belnavis

    this is very beautiful. hope you had a great day today!!!

  • Hannah

    I really needed to read this today. Thank you so much for posting this! It helped me in so many ways.

    • Daniel Preda

      Hi Hannah! You’re welcome! I’m glad to be there for you through my words.

  • amazing, absolutely amazing ! it’s crazy to think that someone, who i have never been in the presence of, means so much to me, that person is you, daniel ! while its such a cliche thing you hear, you truly mean so much to me because you’re my role model. you have been through so much, which i now further see and it just makes me armire you even more. your strength, determination, your life right now with joey, it all shows me that even though your past can be awful at times and you may feel as if it won’t get better, it will.

    • Daniel Preda

      So kind of you! It does! Also, your past, does not reflect on your future whatsoever. Be well! Xoxo

      • Valerie Esquivel

        Thank you so much for teaching me and many others so many valuable lessons. I definitely choose the right people as my role models. So proud of you Daniel ❤️

  • Amie

    This was wonderful to read. To bare your soul like that for perfect strangers to see. To let everyone into your mind & thoughts. I feel like I know you so much better now than before. Please keep writing & I will definitely keep reading.

  • Brianna Lee

    Omg Daniel I found this to be so inspirational and I can really connect with some of your hard times. It really does get better😊

    • Daniel Preda

      So glad, Brianna! It does…thank you for stopping by!

  • Amelia

    This actually made me cry omg…

    • Daniel Preda

      Don’t cry! There’s a happy ending!

  • the girl in veil

    love it. i really wish writing to small us was real because it is very helpful and motivating. Welcome to the blogging world,Daniel. Already making people love your posts 🙂

    • Daniel Preda

      Awe thank you so much! It’s good to be back here!

  • Powell Roy

    Thanks for this post. I really liked it, especially the part about loving yourself before giving your heart to someone and follow your dreams. I’m currently at a crossroads in my life where I have to choose between either giving up on my dreams and choosing the easy life or follow them and accept the tumultuous challenges that will follow. Your post helped me to build my confidence in knowing i choose to follow my dreams. Thank you for that and I wish you and Joey all the best.

  • Slightly obsessed with Janiel

    You little pig! You made me cry! This was so amazing and I can’t wait to see what is in store for the rest of this blogging journey

  • Jane England

    This makes me love you even more!!! (Sry Joey) if I was your age and went to school with you I would be your bestie from the beginning to the end! You are one of my few passions in life life and I love you for that. Much love!!!
    -Jane ❤️ Xoxo

  • Destiny cruz

    That was so amazing to read i dont know wat to say im litterly speakless and im in the seventh grade and still dont knowmhow to spell ugh life will get better just one day at a time just your life u went through one day at a time 😝

  • darja

    It’s 2.38 am and this wonderfully written letter has me in tears. Eventhough i’m like the most emotionally closed off person ever.
    All i can say is: thank you.
    You don’t know how much that just meant to me and helped me in a way that i thought couldn’t be possible.

  • Sabriya Umrani

    ❤️❤️❤️

  • Khuloud

    I felt like crying ❤😢 you should keep on writing Daniel .. Much love from across the world ❤ Your Arab fan from Saudi Arabia 😊

  • Georgia

    Aww Daniel one this was just heartfelt and well written love u

  • Amy

    Absolutely beautiful, amazing and brought tears to my eyes, God bless you and your family Daniel! x

  • Dena

    I’m crying.

  • Victoria

    Its nice to know that people who go through hard ships in life can come out of it strong, confident, and able to truly love again. This was very inspiring, your success has given me and, I’m sure, many others hope. Thank you, this was beautiful.

  • Luis

    I’m in tears of this, so touching and amazing to read…Love you guys so much, can’t wait to explore more of your blog!

  • Carina

    Wow Daniel! That was powerfull! Loved it! It made me smile, it made me almost cry! It was amazing to read this and listen your voice at the same time. It was amazing! You made me feel all the feelings! It is really powerfull!! Keep going! You’re amazing ❤ Love you ❤

    Ps: i loved the part you were talking about joey 😍😍

  • Paul James

    Love u pig, this was so deep it made me cry and I am so proud u stayed strong because u are an inspiration. ps- tell joey i said hi.

  • Isaac

    I’m crying right now I am so proud of you both how far you both came going through similar experiences and coming this far and succeeding in life and even coming out is tough but you did it! <3 I just am so proud you two are together and hope it’s forever💖

  • Lilly

    Aww Danny <3 I know what it feels like maybe not in the same degree
    But remember there are people here for you! You are an excellent model writer and photographer, you have an amazing boyfriend and best friends-Lilly x

  • Someone with a cam

    Oh Mr.Preda where should i begin ! You’re such an inspirational person your words on your blog brought tears to my eyes , it was so sincere and just beautiful it made me warm on the inside . To start your letter to your younger self reflected how much you grew up as an individual and how your life got better with time and for some reasons it makes me optimistic about the future , maybe because i can relate somehow . You gave me hope that life will eventually reward us for our hard work And after all the pain we’ll find happiness . And whomever said the past lays down foundations to the future celebrations was so freaking right … Fuck it’s 3 am where i live and because of you i’m getting all excited to go study hard for med school exam 😂 (ps :sorry for my crappy English i’m not a native speaker it’s my third language so … ) anyways enough with all those emotions keep up the good work love ❤️ bye

  • I’m intears. I have so much relations. Love ya!

  • Kay

    This is writing in its truest form. Art. Thank you Daniel for sharing the hard parts with us.

  • Catey💜

    I honestly almost cried because, it was so beautiful and full of emotions.. Your an amazing writer Daniel.

  • Daniel,I loved this you should do more stuff like this, I was in tears, you are an amazing human being and you inspire me , never change, love Kyra, From Guatemala. <3

  • Katherine

    Daniel that was beautiful it’s like I was reading this from myself to my 13 year old me does that make sense idk, anyways I really admire you and hope only but the best for you and Joey regardless of whatever may come your way and you have a loyal follower or subscriber or whatever you call it over here😄

  • QueenShane

    Omg I am crying so much, this reminds me of all the bad things that happened to me but reminds me that there has to be a future for me; a good one. Thank you.

  • Caroline Sinopoli

    I love this! So inspirational!

  • Uzziah

    Daniel, you don’t even know how much this has touched me! A lot of what you have went through I’m going through in high school! Thank you for the encouragement! Love you!!!!!

  • muhammad ishak

    touched

  • Muriel Cooper

    Very well said Daniel , so glad you could rise above the dreadful bullying and share your message with others to give them hope.

  • Melanie

    wow, Daniel its so nice to finally know and realize all the struggles u went throught with ur family and ur childhood. Just know that ur fans/ Joey’s fans (and all of the very hardcore janiel shippers) will always be there for u when u need a hand, and u also have that pig too
    ILYSM,
    Melanie from New Jersey

  • Mariano

    This kind of writing must be really therapeutic. I would love to do this myself one day with my own story. You have inspired me Daniel. You are very talented in many different ways. Love you and support you.

    • Daniel Preda

      Thank you so much Mariano! I’m happy to help and glad you appreciated it. Follow your heart!

  • Dawson crombie

    It is so inspirational like no joke you are amazing Daniel never Chang your the best from Dawson from Washington in USA

  • Melanie

    crying rn 🙁

  • Melanei

    ilysm piglet

  • Katherine Skogley

    I’m crying, this is so beautiful and I needed this so much right now. Thank you for this Daniel ❤️

  • Cinceer Snyder

    ERMERGERD!!! I am in tears. I have been through some hard things myself. But you and Joey have gotten me through those things…I don’t know where I would be if you guys didn’t do YouTube. Also, if you and Joey didn’t do YouTube…I would never meet people and be happy. But ever since I started to watch you and Joey be happy together…I wanted to be happy too…so I made so many friends…I have an amazing boyfriend…you helped me come out to being bisexual…and you guys just make me so happy! :3

    ~Love,
    Cinceer <3 :3

  • Steven

    This was great😍

  • Erika

    I’m crying because this is so cute

  • Amazing can’t wait for more 😊❤️

  • megan

    this is amazing

  • lauren stylinson.

    This really inspired me, like make me think "hey you can do this" and that’s amazing. Daniel im so proud.

    • Daniel Preda

      You CAN do this. I promise. Have faith in yourself. I do.

  • LIBERTYGRACEFFA

    I luv u so much pig I cried when I first started reading 💕😂😛 and always be 💪 luv u again ✌

  • Hollie Noelle

    OH MY GAHD DANEIL THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING if you don’t put up more blog posts I’ll be extremely disappointed… Such great wording and an amazing story behind it keep up the fantastic work

  • Addi Saxon

    I loved it. It’s amazing💕

  • Cassandra M

    Just beautiful💖

  • amneh

    oh my god thank you daniel for sharing this, i love you
    you are a truly inspiration to me keep up the hard work and good luck:)

  • Adriana

    I’m in tears omg 😭❤️

  • Erica Brooke

    💕this is so beautiful and inspiring, it makes my heart warm, you did a amazing job, and I hope daniel is living his heart and his dreams. 💕

  • Bri

    this is so amazing, I’m beyond proud of you Daniel. you’ve had such a positive impact on my life and I’m so lucky to have you in it. I can’t wait for more stories and advice from you. I love you 💕

  • Natalie

    Wow. That was really good but I got really fan-girly when you talked about that "someone special". 😂😂😍😍💖💖💖💖👬👬👬

  • Cassandra W

    Omg Daniel 😭😭 you are amazing! I love you 💕

  • Asata

    Daniel this is so beautiful I cant wait to see what you do with the blog. Bravo
    -Asata @KK_Prov

  • LOVELY!!!! This is soooooo amazing, truly inspiring!

  • Adam

    Daniel,
    Up until now I really didn’t care for you. Reading this made me see you so much more clearly. I didn’t realize how similar we are. This is a great letter you wrote and I have so much more respect for you.
    Your friend and fan- Adam

  • Lily Schuster

    Oh my gosh Daniel this is so beautiful and inspiring! Especially for someone like me who has always felt like the odd one out. My parents also split up, but my mother has been the "bad guy" and my father has been my rock. I’m only 14, I still have a lot to figure out, but this letter is amazing. And you and Joey are actually goals by the way 😁

  • Mayra Matias

    I Cried Way Too Much While Reading This… 😭💟❣️

  • Jimena Pueyo

    Love this blog. Can’t wait to see whats coming soon! 🙂

  • Jennifer

    Dainel know matter what anyone says just live your dream and be with the person you want to be with it doesn’t matter if it’s a girl or boy(Joey) it’s okay nobody is gonna judge the person who gonna judge you is you.

  • Hailey

    That was great dainel im proud of you.

  • Kaitlyn

    Sooo beautiful, Daniel!!

  • Em

    This was so beautiful. Made me emotional.

  • Jamie Shannon

    This is so cute. I did not know these things about you. You should also write more.

  • Morgan

    This was amazing and very inspiring I hope you do more posts like this. Keep up the great work Daniel. I love you so much as well ad Joey 💕

  • Crafty Trashh

    This is amazing :’) had me in tears

  • Spellboundsivan

    This is my first time reading any blog post ever, and I’m very determined to keep up with this one!

  • Mari

    Danny boy this is just so beautiful, really proud of you! 😭💕

  • Sam

    Omg Daniel this is amazing💚💚💚

  • This is exactly what I needed to read. I could literally change the names and the letter could have been written for younger me (with the exception of the shooting a short film part). I’ve been battling depression like I’ve never battled before the last few days and this reminded me that it does get better. Things will be ok. I will come out of this a better person. So Daniel, I am eternally grateful and inspired by your words. Thank you. Ryan

  • DARK LARRIE

    That is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in my life. In tears right now. I love it.

  • Lazy Lemons

    This is literally so beautiful and I love you Daniel so much!!!!!!!!!

  • Jeydi Marie Flores Soto

    I love this💖💕

  • philipjones

    wipe the tears a away this is from the heart and soul you could feel the words you put into young man so glad that you found someone special he been through a lot in his life I do think it was meant for you two to find one other

  • Preda trash

    Omg I love this. Thank you Daniel for sharing this part of you with us. I love u. And I’m literally crying ❤️❤️😀😀😭😭

  • Janielotp

    Awwwww😊❤

  • claudia

    I love you daniel this is beautiful, stay strong forever <3

  • Lilly

    awe Daniel this was the most amazing this I’ve read in a while. thank you for sharing this with us😊we all love you! we’re so glad you found someone who you love that much! 🙂 [janiel] I needed this. so, thank you!

  • Heather H

    If I wasn’t at worked I’d be crying my eyes out. I love how confident you are. And how postive and loving you are talking about the People closet to you like your mother, Joey and Hope. Also your bothers and sisters. You are a wonderful human being and pig you need a YouTube channel asap honey. Love seeing you on joeys channel but you and the wig need to werk on getting on YouTube. Love you.

  • sara ånn

    I really loved this. I can’t wait to see what else you have in store on your new website! 🙂

  • JRock Charme

    Loved this! In tears right now. I’m glad you’re happy! I hope things can work out for me too. <3

  • Creighton McCullouh

    Awe you’re the greatest Daniel! We will love you forever! <3

  • Olivia

    I wanna write one to my self. This brought me to tears. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us and for being an amazing person to your fans and Joey. Love you Danny boy. Hope to meet you someday💕💕

  • 😸

    It’s good to achieve self greatness, but it is better to see others witness their epiphany to lead them to greatness. It makes me a happy to see other turning their pain into power and making a change for the better. Keep being true to yourself and remember " if the emperor looks naked then the emperor is naked.

  • Sidney

    I live for this omg yasss queen you slay!!!!! <3 This is so inspirational. Thank you for being you! Lots of love!!

  • Jonathan

    It is just great getting to see this side of you, keep up the great work, you inspire me to leave my city and find a place where I am rightfully accepted. Thanks for everything!

  • Steven Schrader

    Daniel you are the most brave person I know at this very moment for posting this. I am so proud of how far you have come. Despite the difficulty you had as a kid, the fact that you are proud enough of yourself and your sexuality is so much MORE than amazing. I love you…the world loves you…Joey loves you. Never forget any of that. Have an amazing night

  • Jaina

    This made me smile more times than i can count. 🙂

  • Esmeralda

    I love this so much

  • Angel

    Where do I start FRIST of all that brang tears to my eyes this was so good so many parts in that are so TURE in my life I can relate so much I’m only 14 but I so much has happened in my life it’s good to be able to read this and relate so much and the last few days hasn’t been the best once again my anxiety getting the best of me anyway all I have to say is well done and good job looking forward to reading more! WELL DONE💙

  • Kenneth R Lambatan

    Simply inspiring. Thank you!

  • CrystalLolli

    This queen is literally everything and more, i cried n sob it’s just so emotional where he encourages himself and this could also show that no matter what we go through in life, family is always there’s for u and that we r all accepted with our flaws😌 Love u Daniel😇❤️

  • Maddie

    This was amazing Daniel and I can’t wait for your other posts! Love you <33

  • Kennedy Brand

    I love it! This was so inspiring and emotional!

  • liz

    I’m crying Daniel… This was such a beautiful insight into your life and I can relate 💜 Give Wolfie and Storm a big hug from Liz 🇨🇦

    • Daniel Preda

      Awe thank you Liz! I will! <3

  • JosephinePreda

    Wow. Honestly though. Never judge a book by its cover because you never know what someone has been through. My eyes are sweating so much rn.

  • Cristal

    Holy shit.. i haven’t cried this hard in a long time! Maybe i’m pms’ing? LMAO! This was gorgeous Daniel! You’re a beautiful soul! Can’t wait for more posts like these!

  • Zariyah

    You’re an inspiration to keep me going.

  • Eva Brandan

    Wow, this is so amazing and inspiring. You’re a great guy and am so happy you have achieved the happy life you have now. I’m so excited for this blog!!!

  • A. Torem

    I wish you all the best with your new website! I know it will be awesome
    because you are an amazing person! You did great with your first blog! However, I was so sorry to read that you had a rough and hard childhood! It gives me joy knowing that your days are brighter being with the people you love the most (Joey, Hope, your mother, and siblings).
    I look forward reading more of your blogs in the future!
    I love you very much!
    ~~~~A. Torem~~~~

  • a

    so amazing to read this and find understanding. there’s nothing that mends a broken soul better than finding that someone whom you look up to and admire grew up dealing with analogous hardships that you have. so many feeling I can’t put into words, I love this.

  • Lillian

    This is absolutely beautiful Daniel I was actually crying can’t wait to read your blog and see you grow even more. Your an amazing person who deserves to be loved and accepted by everyone

  • Valerie Esquivel

    It makes me so happy to see this much positivity and love in the comments. It is so beautiful and well deserved.

  • Karam Burjas

    So inspirational and so real. I can already tell this’ll be something special

  • Niyah

    i cried reading this i love u

  • Janelle

    So inspiring and amazing! Love you, Daniel. I’m blown away by your strength, confidence, and golden heart. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Lea

    :’) My emotions are all over the place now

  • Chloe

    This is very inspiring Daniel😍❤️ I hope one day you will come to my state and i can meet you and joey🍃

  • Christian

    This was such an amazing blog post I love it so much Daniel!!

  • Paulina

    this is absolutely amazing ❤️❤️❤️ so proud of you and reading this gives me inspiration and just makes me wanna never give up and know that everything will turn out just fine 😊 I absolutely adore you and Joey with all my heart and I can’t wait to read more of what you have to say 😘😘 love you forever

    • Daniel Preda

      Love you too Paulina! Thank you for supporting me! <3

  • Deaja Vital

    Wow. This was very inspiring to read and it makes me wanna work harder!!! I know the only obstacle standing between me and my dreams is myself. If I work harder, my dreams will come true like yours. I’m very excited to see where this blog goes!!! Thanks for sharing Daniel!

    • Daniel Preda

      Thank you so much Deaja. I’m so excited too! And you are right, you can do anything you put your mind to!

  • Mackenzie

    This is beautiful, so inspiring and brought me to tears. 🙂

  • ece ilgin

    OMG I love you so much i loved your first post I’m proud of you

  • Luis Palacios

    OMG Daniel! You make me the YEAR!! This is everything! I loved it! Thank you very much for your honesty, confidence and for sharing with us this moments of your personal life, although is hard to do it! You really change my way of thinking and of seeing the life, this was very helpful & emotional THANK YOU very much. I’m SO proud of you! and SO exited for more!! Great Job!! Keep it up!! LOVE YOU to the moon and back! Your fan #1 from Guatemala -Luis

  • Jo

    proud of you dan xx

  • Sidney

    I love you Daniel and im so proud of you <3

  • Lara Davis

    So proud of you, this is so inspirational keep doing what you’re doing, I love you so much.

  • ece ilgin

    you made me cry i love you so much <3

    • Daniel Preda

      I love you too!

  • brittney smith

    i will read this over & over. proud of you Daniel <33

  • Haley Stephens

    This is the most beautiful thing I have ever read. I hope that one day I’ll be able to look back on the things that seemed to be "the end of the world", and understand how they have changed me for the better. It is amazing how you can take all of the negatives of you past and open your eyes and see how strong they have made you. You are such a wonderful person, I am so glad that I have the pleasure of knowing who you are, even if it’s only through a computer screen.
    xx – Haley S.

    • Daniel Preda

      Haley, you are amazing, thank you for the words. You will survive and your happiness is within your reach. All my love, Daniel

  • AT

    This is so well written! I love it! Fantastic job on a first post.

  • Katie Rose

    I wrote a similar piece when I graduated high school. Just wish I accepted my sexuality then like I do know

    • Daniel Preda

      We live and learn. Happy for you Katie! <3

  • Abby

    Omg this is amazing. I love you so much!!

  • Savannah x.

    Hi there Daniel! I am so proud of you and maybe these words don’t seem to mean as much because you don’t know me but I feel like I kind of know you. I don’t really know how to explain it. Thank you for sharing this! I love how you’re so positve and just seeing your relationship with Joey and Hope makes me feel so happy, you don’t even understand. I think you’re a very special human being, love x.
    My name is Savannah btw❤

    • Daniel Preda

      Hey Sav, they mean more than you know! Thank you for the support. <3

  • Michael McIntyre

    Young lives can have a lot of hills to clime over. It seems the road is smooth now. Keep following your dreams and never give up.

    • Daniel Preda

      They definitely can, thank you Michael! All my best to you.

  • Nigs Kaur

    This was truly amazing. Mr.Preda it was great reading this post. Best wishes for future. Love Ms.Kaur.

    • Daniel Preda

      Thank you so much Ms. Kaur – and thank you for the support! <3

  • Amyyy C.

    Hey Daniel! I’m so proud of you! This is amazing! I cried through the whole thing😭. I understand a lot of what’s in here because bullying sucks and so does divorced parents, but I learned over the years that strength is what keeps people going through tough times. It was really hard for you, but you remained strong👏🏻 I love you so much and I can’t wait to see what’s next❤️❤️

  • Ioana

    Văzusem pe Facebook că ai postat ceva pe noul tau blog și, sincer, mă așteptam să fie un blog de "începători", dar nu este. Felicitări! O postare reușită care chiar merită citită!
    P.s. Scriu în română deoarece, din câte știu, din România te tragi.

    • Daniel Preda

      Ioana,

      Vă mulțumesc foarte mult pentru cuvintele tale . Am avut acest blog de ​​ani de zile , dar au decis să-l înceapă din nou .

  • Izzie Luv❤️

    Ik how you feel my mom is bi polar and takes our her stress on me, goes out a lot lately my dad and her been arguing and the people at school call me meatball I seriously can’t take it I wish to end it but Ik I can’t. But either way thank you Daniel you make my problems actually feel a little smaller love ya❤️

  • Charles Moreland

    Daniel, I really enjoyed reading your blog. This was truly amazing. I don’t know you but just from reading this I feel like U know a small part of you already. Im looking foward to reading more blogs from you. Take care.

    Charles

  • Irene Suazo

    Can I do the Spanish version? I’m so proud of you, this is everything and more. Everyone in the world needs see this , xx
    -Sorry, I don’t know if I write it right

    • Daniel Preda

      Your English is perfect. Thank you for reading. <3

  • T-Dubber

    This had me in tears. Thank you for sharing. :’) <3

  • jonathanmichael acha

    This is amazing Daniel. Hoping for more blog posts from you. I had a similar experience as well during high school.

  • Daniel I admire that you love yourself the way you are. I love the way I am too. Everyone should. You have an amazing boyfriend who loves you for you. He is awesome. Keep living life till it’s fullest. People often bully me because I have a birth mark on my face. I just brush it off because I love it. This is my true make up. Well I have loved talking but in a bit I’ve got to get up and ready for school. All the best,Alex xx

    • Daniel Preda

      Alexandra, thank you for being amazing. And thanks for stopping by! <3 Have an amazing day!

  • Alice Garcia

    Wow! This is beautiful Daniel. I had tears while reading this. Your awesome! 💕😊

  • Travis

    This made me cry

  • Alysa Nicole Cabarrubias

    this is amazing and I’m so proud of how far you’ve gone 💕 we love you very much Daniel, stay strong

  • Janel Rodriguez

    So inspiring !!! you’re such a strong person and I loved reading this… it made my heart happy and I feel like I know you a little more… I am excited to read more … ILY 💕

  • ¡Chiara!

    This made me cry! I’m so proud of you💙

  • Nathan reyes

    Fuck Daniel why are u making me cry 😭😭😍😍 I love u soo much Daniel xoxo remember there is an extra light bulb if one goes out stay strong Daniel ❤️❤️

  • Elin

    Wow, I’m speechless! This is so beautiful Daniel . Love you!❤️

    • Daniel Preda

      Love you more Elin! <3

  • Katie ❤️

    This is so beautiful and I couldn’t be more proud ily ❤️😘

  • Eliad Backlin

    I started to cry when i read this and i could see my self in some of the things you wrote. But i had the thougt to take my own life to day but when i read this i finally see i am not the only one who get bullied and i will thank you. For make me see that

  • Priya😘

    Keep doing what your doing!! This letter is beautiful in all ways I love you so much just like so many other people. 😭😘😘

  • Vanessa Reyes

    I love this so very dearly💖 I appreciate you sharing these moments with us💞 keep up the good work💗 much love 💝

  • Molly Burke

    Daniel I’m so proud of you and through everything you’ve been through , your still standing strong!!! This is such an emotional letter that brought me to tears but I have also taken away a few lessons for myself to learn !!!! Love you Daniel , 🐷❤️

  • Zoe Hodgson

    I’m soo proud of you!!! This made me cry!!! ❤️

  • Simone McArthur

    Daniel this is beautiful in tears. Such great writing I look forward to future blogs

  • Lily

    I am so proud of you .This mad me cry and smile at the same time. 😊

  • Alexa

    This is amazing❤️❤️ You’ve been through so much but it’s all been worth it because of the amazing person you turned out to be. Keep doing what you’re doing. You’re amazing and so inspiring

  • Jose

    I kind of died when you said "I’ll be seeing you, in all the familiar places" that is my favorite quote and song ever, you inspire me so much, plus you caught yourself an equally inspiring counterpart.

  • Sydney

    Omg Daniel I loved this I’m in tears you are such a good and amazing writer keep going and never give up I have faith in your amazing mind and creativity I’m so proud of you ❤

  • CARLOS BRAVO

    DANIEL WOW! YOUR AWESOME . A COUPLE OF QUOTES TO INSPIRE YOU "BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD" AND FROM ROBERT FROST "FREEDOM LIES IN BEING BOLD" REMEMBER DON’T LET LIFE GET YOU DOWN

  • Kayla

    I’m in tears… this is beautiful. <3

  • Alexa

    I’ve personally struggled with bullying and family struggles, but I’ve tried to keep positive and reading this has been really inspiring to keep going and stay happy. Say hi to Joey and hope from me 🙂

  • Daisy Arthurs

    Thank you so much for talking about the struggles that you’ve had in life <3 Both of my parents struggle with alcoholism, and my dad is homophobic, so I can’t really be who I am in my own home. But seeing how much your life has changed gives me hope, and I’m so happy to see that you’re happy now

  • Daisy cortez

    Daniel this suprised me and i love it ❤. I may only be 14 and people say i wouldn’t understand but I do i may not be like you fiscally and i perfer the male gender but as a girl i understand and i will write my own letter to myself❤ so happy that you found joey he is amazing treat him right and i know he will do the same

  • Shaked

    I am so proud of you!❤ This made me cry. You are an amazing writer!

  • James

    This was a brave thing you’ve done. Writing about things that have hurt you and caused so much pain. My childhood wasn’t the best either and still to this day I struggle with some of the things I can’t let go of. Im glad you are happy and have found a way through the nonsense.

  • alondra uribe

    I have so much respect for you this made me cry.You are amazing and an amazing writer.

  • Courtz Isabella

    This is the most beautiful thing I have ever read. Maybe one day I will do this on my blog. Daniel I am sorry about everything that you have went through, just remember that Joey is there for you and so are we. You are so nice and the best thing that has happened to Joey and Hope. Love you lots xx

  • Eddie

    this is very sweet and dreaming to share, thanks for the story. and remember, life is a dream. worth living.

  • Kim

    That was amazing Daniel 😊

  • Veselin Sardovski

    One beautiful lether which made me cry! Everything is better when it end that way ! Every hard path in our lives is like a lesson, that teach us what to become and why we should change, Also I’m so happy that you found your love, you guys are the best! Love you !!! #JANIEL
    Be happy and never let go !

  • Hubert Jankowski

    Almost cried.

  • Wanda

    Wow……just wow!!!
    I’m speachless!

  • Kim B.

    Daniel this is beautiful! Such an inspiring message for so many people. You are incredibly amazing and loved.

  • Jaz

    This is beautiful Daniel 😻😻😻

  • Marc

    This made me want to work harder for my dreams. Thank you for everything, even though I don’t know you personally. But I know enough, to conclude that you’re a good person. Take care of Joey, and I hope both of you live together for a long, long time.

  • Mackenzie Karlovich

    I am depressed and seeing this made e realize that life can be hard at some times but I need to take life as it comes. Tjnk you for helping e realize that Daniel😊

  • Emma

    This brought me to tears 😢

  • Erica

    Wow this was amazing keep up the amazing work and I can’t wait for more

  • JanielMedia

    That was amazing Danny Boy! I feel related on some of the things. But the most important is that I need to learn to love myself so I would love you even more if you speak/write/talk about it. Means a lot.
    PS: I’m in tears
    PS2: I love you! <3

  • Daniel

    Hey dude, always remember, you are awesome and you shouldn’t let anyone tell you otherwise. I know how growing in Romania is, especially for..different kids, but look at you now! In the land of freedom with Joey by your side. You are lucky, dude. I don’t know if you’re gonna read this or not, but I just want you to know, if we would have ever met or become friends, I would be there for you. I keep watching you guys having fun whenever I can, so I’m happy that Joey is there for you.

    Ai grijă de tine!
    de la Daniel la Daniel

    • Daniel Preda

      This hit home for me Daniel, thank you for the love. Right back at you.

  • Holly

    This is so beautiful, but the flow was off due to poor punctuation. NO disrespect intended; just some constructive criticism. <3

  • Marin Corona Medrano

    And if the old daniel write you a letter, I assure you serious about how happy he turned the rest of his life, just don’t forget the amazing person who you are.

    Kisses & hugs from a distant friend.

  • Damian ENVY & Charm

    That’s amazing! I hope that everything for now goes best for you! Keep going!

  • Larissa Froni

    Ciao Dani, nu ma cunosti, in teorie esti unchiul fiului meu Narcis,fiul lui Miki……esti un tanar deosebit ,sensibil, educat,Maria a reusit sa iti daruiasca tot ceea ce o mama buna poate da propriului fiu. Fii mandru de ceea ce esti,intotdeauna,nu permite nimanui sa te faca sa te simti divers… Te imbratisam cu drag,Nicoleta si Narcis,saluta mama din parte nostra ♥

    • Daniel Preda

      vă mulțumesc atât de mult, cuvintele tale înseamnă lume. da, mama mea este o persoană uimitoare! multă dragoste pentru tine toate ❤️

  • Athena

    this melted my heart
    love you daniel

  • Will Cavill

    This is so good queen !!!! We all know who your talking about when you say a boy who loves you for your imperfection! 😉

  • Laura Barfoot

    This touched my heart. All I want to do is come and give you a big hug!!

  • Shelly

    Daniel, I am not the kind of person that cries and this made me cry, so…Thank you!! Thank you for being an amazing man!! I love you so much!!

  • I live a small town in India and apparently my story is same as yours and I hope my future will be happy as yours

  • Chantal

    I’m speechless… This is so beautiful daniel!
    Love you

  • Charmaine

    My eyes are tearing up, this is beautiful

  • Maria Fontaine

    Beautiful and so real… you are an amazing guy!!!

  • Kirstie

    This is so BEAUTIFUL

  • Gareth Fivaz

    Absolutely Beautiful xxx

  • AJune

    That is beautifully written! Such a bright mind with beautiful thoughts. Such amazing creativity binded with true emotions makes this letter a very enthusiastic note to oneself. Love you for that.

  • Zahirah

    I am in tears. This is beautiful, Daniel! Big hugs to you from Malaysia 💕

  • Vanessa Schomberg

    I’m in tears as well. That was so beautiful and you’re one of the most amazing people I know. Please never stop and I’m so grateful to have you and Joey in my life. Be sure, I will never let you go! Big hug honey…

    • Daniel Preda

      Big hug and lots of love to you my darling!

  • Laura

    This is soooooo beautiful and amazing cuz u actually got to learn more about u Daniel and I hope all is well with u and Joey but ya anyway love ya guys and goodbye I have two hours till I have to get ready for school………… ON MY BIRTHDAY 🎁🎁🎁🎉🎉🎊🎊💘🎈

    • Daniel Preda

      Thank you for taking the time to read! On your bday! Happy bday!

  • Deniz

    That’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read. It’s like really reading a letter which was written for your little friend/brother. This is really inspiring. Lots of love from Turkey. xx

  • larrie

    this is so beautiful <3

  • mary

    Cause after rain, there will be sunshine.

    Thank you for that. This letter gives me such a lot confidence.
    Greetings from Poland. ♡
    xoxo

  • Juliana Pasker

    This is beautiful Daniel. You are so genuine and honest and it is so inspiring.

  • Wow, this brought a tear to my eye. Although short this is an amazing insight into what makes you, you. I got so emotional about how you talked about joey and hope and how much love you had for them. You are an amazing person. Keep being you.

  • Daniel And Joey Fan And Proud

    Yes this world is a scary place and you Daniel are so inspiring same with Joey I love you guys both so much never stop being you!

  • Megan

    This is so beautiful Daniel

  • Abhi Reddy

    Hi Daniel,

    This poignant, pure and passionate letter resonates more than you know – to my younger and present self. I guess its all in the journey than the destination. With the love of your life and the world by your side, I feel our strengths run both ways helping each other grow towards a bigger, brighter tomorrow.
    Despite the distance, you made us all a part of this journey and I want to thank you for that. Keep smiling, keep growing and so will we by your side.
    Looking forward to more from you.

    Thanks

    Abhi
    Chennai, India xx

  • predascoffee

    Impressed!

  • Thea

    How beatiful❤

  • lololora

    oh my god i am crying

  • Andrew

    Omg Daniel I wanna hug you <3<3

  • Mariana

    This blog is so well written. You are completely wonderful. Keep being the amazing, awesome and beautiful person that you are. Can’t wait for more blogs!!

  • Emanuel

    Hi Daniel,
    I was moved to tears reading this. I must admit: from being an all-hands-on-deck stalker on social media (before you began to appear in Joey’s videos), to this moment – getting to know these bits about yourself – it has been an amazing little trip.
    I felt and lived through a lot of what you described here and I can’t help but mention how many of us… "different" people (hate this label)… go through so much of the same stuff and experience the same troubles in one way or another.
    I’m really, really happy for you and for what you’ve been able to accomplish, and I’m glad that Joey is there by your side. He truly is an amazing human being and I believe you both do GOOD for each other.
    I hope to see more tidbits like this blog post in the future and PLEASE keep slaying as usual! Never loose your spirit and don’t change who you are for nothing in this world 🙂
    Thank you for this, and love, lots of love <3
    Emanuel, from Portugal

  • Cadin Diorio

    Oh daniel talk about an amazing aspiring message. I love it and I can tell it means alot. I’m greatful you shared that to the public and I’m so glad I read it. You have the right mindset and so does your beautiful man pig lol, just kidding. I love you and joey so keep on keeping on cause I’m not ready to give you guys up, you help me stay positive and I’m tank full for it. Oh..and tell joey I love his vids an he’s my favorite youtuber!
    >):》Cadin

  • Olivia Bentley

    Daniel… I don’t even know what to say! I love you so much more now! (not that I didn’t love you before) I just want to say thank you! I’ve gone through so much, and just seeing you smile makes me feel 10 times happier! So the fact I get to see these blog posts and learn more about you, and myself for that matter, is definitely going to be interesting! There are so many things I want to tell you, and get your advice on, but are kind of personal, that I don’t wish to share in this comment. But I wish one day I will get the honour of meeting you, and have a big chat.
    I’ll go now. But I’m definitely coming back!

    Love Olivia
    UK

  • Lane

    This is beautiful you old soul x

  • Mįśš Dëēr

    This is so amazing!

  • Brianna

    Hi Daniel,
    I just wanted to say that after reading your blog.. I realised that it’s okay to accept people that are different and we shouldn’t be scared to do so. I’ve been judged all my life for things I’ve done and it’s really lowered my self-esteem but surely enough I’m finally rebuilding it. My best friend named destiny is just like Joey personality wise I mean she treats me like I’m everything to her and she makes me realise things that I’ve never realised about myself at all..while on the other hand I’m more like you past wise and personality wise I’ve always struggled with my mom going through a mental illness such as like constantly drinking,drugs everything along those lines and the only other family I had to support me was my dad and nana. My mom and dad were constantly in court trying to get custody over me but eventually it was over and I live with my dad now. I’ve come to realise that once you have a past like mine or yours it’s always something you can’t forget and you eventually just have to start over and find people special like hope and joey are to you lucky I’ve already found a best friend that is like joey..I just need a hope in my life now. I’m so glad I’ve got to know you better from reading your blog and I hope to learn much more about you during this journey and another i love you and joey so much and I hope to meet you one day.

    All the love as always,
    Brianna

  • soph

    I’ve read this 3 times now. As soon as you posted it, before I went to sleep, and just now right after I woke up. This is truly amazing and inspirational. Can’t wait for more
    Lots of love,
    Sophia

  • Ally

    This is absolutely amazing.
    I’m so proud of you, Daniel! You have been through a lot and look at you now. You inspire me to keep moving forward even if things get tough.. Thank you so much for this. Love you! xox

  • Леночка Малаева

    ✿ Daniel, I’m so excited! It really is a good chance to get to know such a wonderful person like you. This letter… It touched me. I am writing this through tears. You and your creativity inspire me and give hope. I’m really starting to believe in this world and in humanity. Together, we can overcome all the difficulties. Just know that we’re here. We will always help you, no matter what happens. We love you, Daniel. I wish success to you and your blog. ✿

    With love ♥
    Elena

  • Diana

    Hey Daniel (: I love your blog, the letter to yourself was amazing. I know you’ve gone through a lot but I just want to let you know that your okay now and that we all love you. You have amazing people in your life, Joey, hope, wolf and storm and of course us. We will always believe in you and love you . Continue being you pig. Lots of love,
    Diana @tweetmebacon

  • Andres

    Daniel,
    Dont ever underestimate your life as it is one to conquer. Life as it seems has been difficult but Love is the greatest gift. Never allow people to change that. Be generous and kind and let Love take care of your. Be free and wild and enjoy this life. I was a child once a long time ago and I can relate to your struggles just the other day at 28yrs old I was called out of my name by a group of guys. My boyfriend wasn’t around I felt hurt but then I told myself love people who dont understand and are not walking in my shoes more. I wish you the best in this journey and ill be praying for Joey and you that Love always rises more than the hurt and that also Joey gets healed and yall never look back at that pain but carry the scars like a battle wound. Never forget where yall came from and the change yall are making sincerely Andres Adame

    • Daniel Preda

      This brought me to tears! thank you for the amazing support. Hugs!

  • andres adame

    Daniel
    I forgot to say congratulations keep moving forward. You like many of us. Have a duty to protect the innocent and bring justice. I hope and pray that the journey you and Josefina lol jk you and Joey have embarked on never ends. I hope yall keep being a support for one another. Hope yall find refuge in one another and help each other to heal in this process called life. Wish you the best again.
    Sincerely, Andres Adame

  • Mackenzie

    This is amazing💚💙

  • Frankie Harte

    Daniel, this is so beautiful! I’m very proud of you. You’ve been through a lot of troubles in this life and I believe that you’re like no one else deserve to be happy. I wish you success in all your endeavors.
    Thank you for the inspiration and for the support you send to us. Just be happy and always smile, we love you so much ♥

    • Daniel Preda

      Frankie, thank you for your sweet words. Wishing you all the best and thank you for stopping by! <3

  • Emmy

    Brb crying

  • Bonnie U^ェ^U

    Daniel this is amazing I was crying when I was reading this I’m so proud for you

  • Renata Pereira

    I loved this. Writing so beautiful and so intriguing. LOVE IT! <3

  • Kerrk

    Hey Daniel,

    I just wanted to say, that God loves you even tough you are gay 💙!!!! It doesn’t make any difference!
    Allways remember: you are a child of God💝

  • Ethan agnew

    Daniel is literally me, from my past so I know him more than anyone

  • nora♡

    beautiful❤️

  • Sherlyn pereyra

    Daniel that was so amazing we love you we will stick with you forever

  • Georgiana

    Buna, Daniel 🙂 Iti scriu din indepartata Romanie. Pe Joey il urmaresc de vreo 2 ani si am fost placut surprinsa cand am aflat ca esti din Romania. Mi-a placut felul tau de a fi inca dinainte sa aflu care iti sunt originile. Ai scris foarte frumos si cred ca pe oricine a atins sensibilitatea din cuvintele de mai sus. Iti doresc tie si lui Joey numai lucruri frumoase. Poate ne povestesti intr-o postare despre Romania:). Te imbratisez cu drag si salutarile mele lui Joey.

  • Vanessa

    This is beautiful. I cried and smiled😄 love this <3

  • BEthany

    Thank you so much Daniel you have inspired me to except myself and to except other people, whenever my mom would fight I would cry all night just listen hopelessly I could do nothing shut it out, my mom was mad at my dad so was I he is letting him self slowly die his has a disease that paralysed his legs down so he is in a wheel chair justin st sitting there over weoght. But whenever I watch you and joey collab together it makes Melanie laugh and forget all about that stuff,
    Thanks so much bethany

    • Daniel Preda

      Love you bethany!

  • lauren

    that was so cute, im sorry about the bad past, but your amaing anyways. congrads!

  • Joel

    Daniel, thank you for sharing yourself. You are an amazing person. It took me a while to see just how well you treat Joey and how much love you have for the world. Please keep sharing through your blog. Love and Peace to you and Joey!

  • Madelyn

    I couldnt stop reading, i love and appreciate that you took time to be more personal with us! Thank you! Keep up the amazing work and hopfully theres is a book in the future!;)

  • Melissa

    This is such an eye watering blog. It has also given me a lot of confidence in myself and it tells people that you WILL find happiness.

  • Heather weber

    Thank you so much for sharing this! It made me cry. I hope you end up writing a book and I just ant to say you are an amazing person.

  • Caitlin Haupt

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • kbpbigfanofMirandax

    I love you so much Daniel, and this post has made me love you even more, its such a good idea

  • Maisie lee

    Aww Danielle such a sweet heart xx

  • Holly McCulloch

    Daniel, that was absolutely incredible. I was reading this on my way home in public trying not to cry! So touching and so beautiful <3 what an amazing writer and person you are! You and Joey are very lucky to have each other <3 xxx

  • Camila

    thank you for sharing it, I really love it! keep being the amazing person that you are keep inspiring people! xx

  • ndru

    I love this so much! Honestly I cried while reading this. It was so touching. One day I hope I can love myself for who I am 💗

  • Zara

    That was so sweet. You are an amazing and inspiring person. And I hope that you live a happy life xx

  • Marta

    Oh GOD ! It is soo amazing Daniel! You are so strong 💪🏼 for real I don’t know you but u let me thing that you are soo beautiful person who makes me stronger with this little story so I’m so proud of you and I am waiting for new updates 💖

  • Robyn Nowlan

    Daniel

    You are a lovely man i am glad you realized that. Life is to short to worry about what others think took me along time to learn that. Hugs

  • Nina N

    This is such an emotional letter to yourself.

  • danielle

    That was so good i love him soooo much

  • Michael Sterland

    Omg this was amazing actually helps me allot! Thinking of joining the airforce! You are such a great person can’t wait for more blogs! 🙂

    • Daniel Preda

      Good luck! Make sure its 100% what you wan to do! You’re amazing for even considering it! 🙂

  • Amr

    I felt every word you have written..for years I have been bullied by my friends and father for being different, even in college there were those snarky comments from everyone..in the end I managed to accept who I was after years of self-loathing. .the people around me are still being bullies to me but I try to not think about it when i go home.
    but reading this has motivated me to try and surround myself with better people..i need this.
    you are a wonderful person daniel..i hope your life becomes what you wish it would be and even more 🙂

  • crazybert 21

    Thank You so much. I do not know English too good, but this post help me. I cant stop crying, Mister Preda. You are amazing

  • crazy_world

    i didn’t know that your dad called you horrible names (ps: i love you and joey

  • Nina Alothman

    wow..that was deep but beautiful thank you Daniel or sharing

    ps. i love you

  • Nina Alothman

    wow..that was deep but beautiful thank you Daniel or sharing

    ps. i love you

  • Ilana

    This is what i needed! This is so beautiful. The way the words turned into a real story, i could imagine all the things daniel had been through and that things indeed get better but the way to it is long and sometimes painfull but it’s the People along side you that help you survive and are your family.
    I do have one question and maybe you know the answer.
    I have a best friend but in this friendship she is ruining my life and not in a good way. She’s a big reason why i’m depressed and she’s telling People shit about me but she’s still my best friend and i’ve known her for almost 6 years now i have a great time when i’m alonr with her but i have no idea what to do. Do i Let her go or do i make her stay?
    Again thank you so much and i love you!

    • Daniel Preda

      Ilana, I dealt with this same issue recently with a friend. I can’t tell you what to do, cause only you know that. But, I can tell you, that people come into our lives for a reason, and most friendships have a shelf life. As we each grow and change as people, that friendship changes and sometimes its for the better or for worse. What I am trying to say is that its completely okay to halt a friendship and call it quits if its unhealthy for you. You will meet new and amazing people who treat and respect you the way you should be.

      I hope it all works out soon! xoxo

  • Olav hovden

    Wow, just wow

  • El

    Don’t listen to the ones who call you an opportunist, I don’t think you are. You’re such a wonderful person! Keep up with the hard work and never give up!
    Your story inspires me so much!
    Greetings from Italy, with love

  • Wow. 😧❤️

  • Laura

    this was the cuttest thing I ever read. 💟 believe or not it helped me alot 💗 thanks honey

    • Daniel Preda

      Love you Laura! Glad it helped you!

  • Ellie Schneider

    I’m EMO

    • Daniel Preda

      <3

  • Mr.E

    You, my dear, you are one of a kind!

    • Daniel Preda

      So sweet. As are you!

  • Julia

    This made me cry and I hope this is prove that things get better.

    • Daniel Preda

      They do! I promise!

  • Daisy Arthurs

    This was so cute <3 It means so much for you to talk about alcoholism, it’s something my parents still struggle with and it means a lot

  • Caryne

    this made me cry this is the cutest thing i’ve ever read

  • Antonia

    I love you so much

  • Ziggie

    Amazing!

  • trish1338

    A previous comment said you were an opportunist, that may be true . Because everyone’s an opportunist, as that just means that you make the best out of a situation. You did that and its incredible and inspiring .

    • Kyle

      Lol but he is i agree with what that person said. Access hollywood he would of not got that without Joey. No hate but if you actually meet Daniel in person and I have on a red carpet he acts like he’s a celebrity

  • Sasha

    Thank you! sometimes i feel so alone, but then you lighten my day up and give me a bit of hope that things will get better! <3

  • C

    This made me tear up. This post really made me realize a lot about my past and future. Thank you!

  • Rhiannon

    this is so cute, you taking about alcoholism and you getting bullied. i find things like this so amazing and heart warming writting a letter to your younger self on things that wished were said. i find the whole consept so cute and its amazing to see what other people have gone through and how amazing the person has turned out to be after all that has happened.

  • Sarah

    This blog would not get half the attention it has got if he wasn’t dating joey

    • Raisa Sultana

      oh, hush

  • _mynameissteph _

    this made my day it was so beautiful and emotional I cried a little.

  • cassie

    this is a great first post so honest on a personal and emotional level. To the person below saying he’s an opportunist and that is understandable just on who he is dating and I think people will always think about it that way but you’re doing you so yeah. <3

  • Maddie

    This litrally made me cry, but I love you and you’re amazing as always. 💖

  • D

    Read this while listening to Superpower and My Everything and almost cried.

  • Megan-Rae Bowes

    I’m so proud of you daniel! While I was reading this, I was tearing up ! Love you and stay awesome💕

  • This is literally me, Tears did happen, but in the end it all worked out. Thank you for the inspiration you bring to us all.

  • Thegreatgatsby

    Love it. Keep up with the positivity. I’m sure you will make a difference in the world! xoxo

  • Alyssa Marie

    I can relate to this because I was bullied since 2 all the way till 10th grade. I didn’t even do anything thing to them. It came to a point where I just let it happen or I had my best friend stick up for me. I’m now am constantly worried about what people think or will say about me. In 10th grade it got so bad that I cried and my friend said that nobody should make her friend cry. In gym I try to get out of everything we are doing because I don’t want people to say something about me. I don’t stick up for myself. Which I need to work on.

  • Ellie Schneider

    okay so I reread this because I thought I wouldn’t get as emotionsal as I did yesterday.. I was wrong. I feel like it’s because I’m going through such a hard time right now as my mother has recently been diagnosed with cancer and it’s really made a huge negative impact on my life, after reading this, It’s almost as like you have gave me a lot of hope, she’s doing okay right now and I just hope and pray that she beats it.
    I love you so much Daniel❤️

  • Aisha khalifa

    This made me cry and made me happy and made my day this means a lot and this is a deep meaning I LOVE YOU DANIEL THANKS FOR MAKING MY DAY😩 😪💋❤️

  • Markus Autio

    I am really proud of you. You made me cry. Keep writing. Love love love you need It.

  • Jasper

    Hi daniel my name is jasper and i went to vid con and i met you and you probably don’t remember me but you inspire me so freaking much and i just wanted to let you know how much you have changed my life❤️❤️ see if you remember me my insta is jasperkrikorian i love you to the moon and back

  • Vivian

    I read this so many times. I loved it so much and cried a lot. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Erin

    Brought tears to my eyes. So well written. Keep writing.

  • Tory

    This is the 17th time reading this and im still crying!!! I can’t believe how brave you are by sharing this with and everything. Thank you Daniel for trusting us with your back ground. I Love You Sooo Much.

  • Sierra smith

    Made me so emotional

  • Janiel Trash/Tashi

    This is so inspiring and beautiful ♥️ I read the whole thing on the 🚽 Btw

  • MermaidMimi

    This is one of the most generally most thought and emotion stirring reads I have come across. Some of the things you have touched on really hit home for so many people and the reflection from present Daniel to past [ younger ] Daniel is so innocent and I truly hope you all the best wishes in whatever you do x

  • Angeli Mae Pore

    While reading this tears started to form I really felt your emotions through this letter. Congratulations on this new website it’s amazing and so are you. Thank you for making it 😍💕

  • Debbie

    Very well written and inspiring.
    Love ya!

  • Gabriela

    OMG love u so much Daniel so proud of you! I could’t read this out loud without crying, Kinda like a faucet every time I tried to read using words tears would just spill out. As I said before ( 😛 ) So proud of you!!!!!!

  • Joanna Ponce

    Absolutely beautiful letter from an inspiring man. Your bravery and compassion speak a thousand words and make you shine so bright. You truly have a heart of gold. ❤️

  • Ali ♡

    Crying rn

  • Tanya Patton

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  • TWDRadioactive

    This is truly beautiful and inspiring ❤

  • Sammy D

    Wow Daniel! That was really inspiration for me to read, I myself write things like these and seeing someone else do it too… warms my heart. This blog has really helped clear my mind with some stuff and that is everything, thank you so much for letting us view this! Thank you so much for being you, it means a lot to all the fans you have out here in the world 🙂

  • joey anya

    omg this is amazing ilysfm

  • Alex

    Love you!

  • Estefania1974

    I can’t believe you were bullied, or i just don’t want to, it hurts knowing you were hurt. But I just want you to know you have us, and you’re little monsters and you’re pig❤
    Keep it up with the blogs❤

  • Sara Joseph

    This was so deep and it’s got me right in the darkest suppressed secrets of my soul that i can not ever be open with .,and i can’t help it BUT TO CRY .i suffered from bully even from my family ,my own what’s so called "dad".
    Daniel you’re such an amazin’ and mesmerising person to share your owm oldest fears with us..I CAN’T BE MORE THANKFUL TO YOU ENOUGH ,SO THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

  • Anya Lane

    This made me cry so much..was like being on a roller coaster, first I was sad and then I was happy then I was just whizzing around. Lol. I’m so glad we can hear your opinions and feelings. It’s like getting to know you virtually and not just Joey (whom I love a lot also). Hope you are have a fabulous day Mister Preda, you deserve the best 🐽xxxx

  • cali

    That was so good ilysm💕💕

  • Eve Mae

    the most inspiring blog post ever! its so cute especially how you talk about hope and also joey and you brothers <3

  • Mariana

    Daniel, that was amazing, you made me cry. It’s so beautiful the way you talk that it touched my heart, I’m glad you decided to be yourself and accomplish all of those things because I love the person you have become. You are amazing in every way possible.

  • Annica Pollock

    Beautiful Daniel!!! I especially loved the part about your family, Hope, and Joey. Stay awesome dude!!!

  • AM

    This is so beautiful

  • bryc3

    this is so amazing

  • Cheskie

    This is so beautiful and inspiring. You are truly an amazing person ❤️ Literally made me tear up 😪 This really made me feel better about myself and my life 💕 Love you so much queen 👑👑👑

  • Ariadna Meza

    This really made my day, ive been trough a lot lately and reading this just made me realize that one day if i keep on with my dreams and hopes ill be just fine 🙂 love you Daniel keep on making stuff like this because you are amazing 🙂

  • Ale Charagua

    That was great! 🙂

  • Max Kuchenreuther

    This made my night. Thank you for posting this, Daniel. 🙂

  • Lizzy Nicholson

    This really spoke to me you’re so inspiring and have a truly beautiful soul thank you for sharing your voice with the world 🙂

  • Amanda;)

    That was beautiful and I cried a bunch which I didnt expect (warn me next time so I can get tissues!) this is great Daniel applause

  • marlene moreno

    awww daniel 😀

  • Marianna

    Hey Daniel, lovely words and such a role model for all young men who feel they don’t have a place in this world. Love your blog and videos with Joey❤️✌️

  • Taylor Vance

    Dear Daniel,

    This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever read. It was really fascinating to learn more about you and your life.I wish you the best of luck!!!

  • Brian

    This was really great and sort of inspirational :’) It actually made me contemplate and think about my own personal life.. Thank You Daniel :’)

  • Alisha Fernandes

    This is so touching Daniel. You are a role model for strength and motivation ❤

  • Dylan Mundell

    LoveD it xox

  • Nikhil kadam

    I wanna said is that you’re beautiful soul n keep inspiring us

  • All the best and loads of love to you! <3

  • Emy

    I can’t find words. So beautiful. I read this and smiled. You really made me think a bit more about life. Btw I’m your biggest fan

  • I was so moved and inspired by this piece of work that it gave me the courage to dust off some cobwebs of my own: http://fiwl.co/a-letter-to-my-younger-self/

    It would mean so much if you could give it a read.

  • Daniel Boardman

    THIS MADE ME CRY SO MUCH DANIEL IT IS BEAUTIFUL

  • Gamer_Chloey133

    Daniel this is so beautiful it made me cry and it’s amazing

  • Torylee

    Omg I see this as a music vid for an amazing song

    • Raisa Sultana

      OMG YAAASSS!! What if they actually did a video of this? That will be everything though!

  • Cassidyyyyy

    I love this so much! I was about to cry at my friends house they asked me if I was okay😂 Quit doing this to me. Your writing skills are amazing and I can’t wait to see what else is in store❤️

  • Mary

    Awww daniel that is so inspirational and cute. You will go far in life I just know it! You will inspire people and they will learn from you. You are doing the world a favor by helping people with problems their facing. Thank you daniel.

  • Wonderer

    Wow, that was intense. I actually felt the emotions you put into this. Amazing job! I love your blogs you’ve posted and can’t wait to read more! I went from happiness to sadness to joy all in one go! That was so sweet when you were talking about Joey btw- lets just say I did a lil but of fangirling. ;3

  • Lauren Sugar

    This was very inspirational and goes to show that you can overcome anything if you surround yourself with amazing people that will help bring the best out of you. <3

  • Jasmin

    Hi Daniel, this post for many reasons made me think of myself when I read it. my whole life I’ve been an outsider, and I know that I will be until I at least move on to college, which I may not even go to. Either way, in a way this specific blog post gives me motivation and hope. It motivates me to move forward in my life and not give up, because I know that sometime in the future there’s a chance I’ll find myself and be surrounded by people who I love and whom love me. My relationship with my father is terrible too. I think my mom wants to divorce him, she’s just scared it’ll alter my life in a negative way, although I’m sure it’ll affect me mostly positively even if it could be difficult. At this point, if you’re even reading this I’m probably getting too deep into my life but I’ll stop now. Have a wonderful day or night, I don’t know when you’ll be seeing this. hopefully my late night thoughts didn’t bore you to death.

  • Madison

    I’m crying

  • Niki

    Daniel, bullying is very hard and u got through it, u should be proud of yourself for that. It’s true never forget where u came from daniel. I’m sure those bullies feel stupid now! Look at yourself ur amazing and an inspiration to all, never forget that! Never forget how wonderful and special u are and how much u have helped this world. Most importantly never forget who stupid those bullies are and how stupid and guilty they must feel now. I love u Daniel, ur my inspiration 💕

  • J_Squared37

    perfect

  • liam

    This is awesome

  • Mariam

    This is so amazing, im so proud of you Daniel! This blog is so inspirational i cant wait for the others! <3

  • Nichaela

    This is so well-written. Proud of you, Daniel.

  • Janessa Garcia

    Proud of you, Daniel. I absolutely can not wait for other inspirational and motivating posts just like this one.

  • Austįn Jamęs

    Omg Daniel 😭✨

  • Jessica

    Daniel this is well-written , I am so glad you pulled thorough from all the bullying you received and this is so inspirational i hope someday i can write a letter to myself saying i will get to were i want to be
    P.s Love all the blogs so far

  • George

    I just cried

  • Sarah

    so proud of u daniel!

  • rossel

    this literally made me cry ;(
    i cried my eyeballs out

  • Kelsie kovack

    This litterly brought tears to my eyes😭❤️

  • Zainab

    Made me cry 😭
    Amazing first blog post ❤️

  • I’m in tears….so beautiful.

  • nataly soto

    I have no words to describe how i feel right now…
    I’m in tears omg!! so beautiful, i’m so proud of you, angel.

  • Jasmine

    I’m so proud of u daniel

  • Angel Bell

    Reading this post makes me cry! I’m really proud of you! I cannot wait to see where this blog goes. I’ll make sure to keep checking in!

  • Daniel,

    This letter reminded me so much of my life. I had a father who was an alcoholic and suffered from mental illness. I myself now suffer with bipolar disorder. I went to a religious school in a small town. I have always had big dreams but struggling with emotional instability and feeling insignificant in the world has slowed me down in my persuit of them. Bein gay myself I can relate to distance with my extended family. Luckily I am recently finding connections with them. Post college life is difficult for me right now. I am a struggling visual artist, although I work in education and went to school for science, I seem to change my mind often and am having a hard time focusing on what I want to do. You are an amazing person for being honest and open in this blog. Struggles are learning experiences. I hope I learn and grow in love as you have. Stay positive and appreciate your voice. I have recently rediscovered my own voice. Bless you. – Joseph W.

  • amanda elmore

    Everytime I read this I can’t make it through the first paragraph without shedding a tear and by the end I’m sobbing. It’s just so beautifully written and being able to learn a little bit more about you is great as well.
    Love ya Daniel(:

  • Karina Figueras

    You are amazing danny ♥♥

  • brandi.lahue Backup

    Daniel you are truly my inspiration this article really hit home I look up to you so often you make me so happy

  • Savana Frasher

    this is sad im sorry u got bullied at school im afraid that kids are going to make fun of me because I have a new hair cut and laugh at me i know what you are going through and I am very sorry to hear that you should never be going through that I hope those kids are jelly your famas with the 1 and only Joey Grsiffa

    savana will alway love every one around her mostly people who are getting bullied😘😘😘😘😘😧😦😻

  • Simra Shahid Bawany

    This is so well written. I cried so much and I am so sorry for you. But I love the man you have become now and that is amazing. Keep strong and love yourself 😚

  • Julia Stackhouse

    Omg your stories your blogs are always amazing, keep up and stay strong!

  • Nank Nanana

    Ohhhhhhh the cuteness my heart is melting <3 🙁

  • Itzamar Calderon

    Loved reading this.

  • blake lloyd

    This is my millionth time reading this, it’s amazing! The first time I read it my heart dropped knowing you went through that and because your dad is an alcoholic. Well, mine is too. It’s hard! I stopped seing him when I was 4 years old and now I’m a 14 year old girl that sometimes gets lost but finds her way. This blog post was such an inspiration! My heart melted over what you said about Joey! Yes, I’m a huge janiel shipper. I have a fan account @janiel_predceffa you know I gotta get that promo in. Okay, I’m done! I love you Daniel!

  • •kristy_JG•

    This gave me the feels so bad. This inspired me so much because you went through the same problems; I’m going through but you really helped thank you. Especially because I’m in high school and kids can be cruel there, but thank you so much for posting this.

  • Emma Gibbons

    im sitting here in tears reading this for about the 3rd time…I just want you to know Daniel, that I love you so much. You are so inspirational and mean the absolute world to me. And You and Joey are the cutest things ever omg! You guys literally make my heart melt! <3 But one of my favorite things you said i this blog post was, "Remember, live to the beat of your own heart, never stand down for what is RIGHT and TRUE, be kind, give more than you receive, and learn to love yourself first before giving your heart away to the first person who comes along" it just really stuck out to me and means a lot. Anyways, thats all I love you so much! <3

    Twitter: janielgraceffax

  • This made me cry so much. We have such a similar childhood Daniel, it kind of scared me. You are such a role model and if you have taught me anything it is how to be strong and go through life with my head held high. E even though you will never read this that you and you and your words mean the world to me. NEVER STOP!!!!

  • Noelle Mitchell

    I just read this, and I’m in tears. This is so touching. I can also relate to this. It’s so amazing to know no matter what type of childhood you have, and no matter what obstacles come your way. That you can alsways overcome them. Reading this just makes me so happy. Having someone to look up to that has been through some of the same things I’m going through right now, helps me to know that it will get better. It just takes time! Thank you so much for being such a great role model, I’m not really sorrounded by people who accept me for me, and even know you don’t personally know me. Just being able to see someone like you who can just have so much positivity towards life and to see that your not afraid to be yourself is absolutely amazing. So once again thank you, it was actually really nice being able to read this. It really helped me to know that there is hope and one day it will be okay.

  • Brieanna

    I just finished this and it was amazing ! You had me in full blown tears ! Daniel you are an amazing writer and this was absolutely beautiful. And you overcame all you obstacles 💎. And now your an amazing, beautiful, positive writer and person. I love writing too and I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but I havent had that chance yet, though it will come some day. Your writing inspires me and I wish you the best in all things ❤. I see how hard your past was but you turned out incredibly magnificent. I love you so much 😍. Xoxo

  • Mitchell Davies

    This is so beautifully written, I’m in tears! You are such a role model and amazing human being! It’s rather weird how similar our childhoods have been! Being called a “faggot” is something I can deal with, but only because you inspire me so much as I know that I can do whatever I want with my life as you’ve made me realise that it’s me that has to live my life, nobody else! You also gave me courage to come out, so please, keep doing what you’re doing as you are making so many people’s lives better!

  • Pratheek Mendonca

    Hi Daniel !
    Thank you for writing this letter ! You made me realise that no matter what circumstances your in there is still Hope. I’m 23 now and I’m gay,i’m planning to come out at the age of 28, I live in India its a very homophobic country.So coming out at this age won’t be appropriate. I have a dream of falling in Love with someone having a family.But here that is Considered as taboo.But it doesnt bother me a lot. Love wins at the End.
    I adore you ! your Funny , humurous and Witty, i like the way you give attention to detail. and the way you see joey when he’s vlogging.Im sure you love him a lot ! i rencenty saw your Instagram story on New year eve and loved the way you had arranged the table and the meal. Wish i had a friend like !! Take care Daniel ! Bye !

  • Naga Ratna

    This is one of the most beautiful piece I have ever read. Cheers. You are an amazing writer Mister Preda. I will follow you in the net wherever possible.

  • Skye Dullard

    *cries for hours after reading* it’s such a beautiful thing to see people so strong. Your such a inspiration to me. I’ve made a letter to my future self and hid it away for years to come (that’s how inspired I was) thank you for making these blogs

  • Estella

    Hey Daniel. Not sure if you’ll see this but I need to write it anyway. I’ve read this letter 1000 times. I find you incredibly inspiring 😊 I was wondering if you have any advice for me as my mum is also an alcoholic and it’s been tearing me apart for years. I feel so lost and helpless….how do you find balance between forgiveness and self protection. Thanks for being you, Estella 😊