Friday, September 10, 2010
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...
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.
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.
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.