Friday, September 10, 2010

A Series of Letters...To Myself


This post was inspired by the Red Writing Hood prompt for the week. The assignment was to weave a story through a series of letters to yourself. I did not develop an actual story. If I had more time with it, I would. Here is what I have...

Dear Kristy,

Listen to me now. High school doesn’t matter. I think you already know this deep down, but believe me. After high school, the guys will get taller, and the girls…well, some of the girls will still be mean but you get to choose who is around you, and the rest…well, they just go away. Keep your head up and your shoulders back because what you become rests on the character you build now. You have it in you. Keep following your heart.

Dear Kristy,

You’re in your twenties, and you’re wondering – have I chosen the right paths, have my decisions been too reckless, will the past destroy me? All you have in your heart has carried you to where you are. No matter the mistakes you may have made, you are creating a life that will love you back. The questions and the angst that remains…let it go. It’s going to be ok. Trust your instincts, keep moving forward, and the gifts will only keep coming. Worry only steals from the life that is waiting to take you by the hand. What you are feeling is only an attempt to make sense in a senseless world. Your heart is stronger than the evil that threatens its strength. You will come through this like a sculpture. You are rock that chips away with each of life’s lessons to reveal the sculpture of the woman within.

Dear Kristy,

You have had no problem with riding the waves of life and yelling, “More!” Now it is time to sit back and learn a bit from where you have been. There is NO SHAME in living your life. There is NO shame. Only gratitude for being able to look life in the eye with a curious mind. You will soon bring a child to your family. You will be rocked by the impact that a little angel brings to your existence. Keep trusting your instincts and holding tight to the family and the people that matter. Just like I said before, the rest…slips away. Everything that matters only becomes a little more important. You are beautiful. You always have been. Keep living strong. When you start to lose a little faith in yourself, read these letters over…and over and over.

17 comments:

The Empress said...

Isn't it wonderful when we can be our own best friend? You talk to yourself with such love, I wish this for everyone.

What an extraordinary, well balanced, wonderful person you are.

I love this.

Adelle said...

The Empress nailed it - "you talk to yourself with such love"

These could have been written to me, too. I wish they had been!

Langdowns said...

This is a great post Kristy. I love it!!

ournextchapters.com said...

"There is NO SHAME in living your life. There is NO shame. Only gratitude for being able to look life in the eye with a curious mind." My favorite part... great writing.

Carrie said...

it's amazing how similar so many of these letters are. We all have our own experiences yet they are the same as well.

I liked how you broke it up into 3 letters too :)

Visiting from Red Dress Club

Missy @ Wonder, Friend said...

I got chills. This was so well done. Like The Empress said, I adore that you talk to yourself with such love. We should all do the same!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Its amazing to see how far we evolve...you seemed to have gotten it all figured out. Well, as much as life can be figured out anyway.

I don't mean to bring you down or anything, but is your grandmother better now? Are you?

Oddyoddyo13 said...

By the way, I would like to send you an e-mail to ask a question, but I can't seem to figure out exactly how to e-mail you. (Very tech savvy, no?)

So could you please leave a comment on my blog or something, or tell me how I could e-mail you?

Cheryl said...

I love this, Kristy. Really, really beautiful.

Ratz said...

Oh this is beautiful Kristy.... You make this sound so beautiful... even my worst fears vanished away for a minute or so... it was a beautiful feeling to know that things will come to become something proper and worth... thankyou for this beautiful write... i loved it

♥Georgie♥ said...

I agree Beautiful letters to yourself...stopping by from SITS

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Sorry about your grandmother. Its always awful to lose somebody. I wish I could say something to make it better.

I was wondering...I was planning on joining a writing contest, and your post about that little boy with the behavior disorder really stuck with me. Would you mind if I wrote something based off of that?

Ca88andra said...

Lovely letters! And a great idea too!

Meghan said...

This is so fantastic! Oh, the things I wish I could tell my younger self...

kathryn said...

I love these letters. They're perfect and intelligent and I only wish that the younger Kristy could benefit from all this wise advice!

Hell, I wish *I* could have! I'm listening now, though...

Ash said...

I love how you focused on the positive. Ditto to what the rest of the ladies said above - I need to take a lesson from your kind words. Very nicely done.

shelley said...

hi kristy, i love these letters so great to reflect when you get a moment! i think this is a great exercise and i really like it because it doesn't require "weights" of any kind only thoughts from that inner voice that bothers me pretty much everyday!
hugs,
shelley
http://im-stillstanding.com