Too many people out there constantly give of themselves and never take the time to give themselves the time they need to heal and breathe. I don't have a significant other, and that's okay. I can sing praises of everyone in my life, but I never want to talk about myself. I need to learn to love myself first before I can love anyone else in that way, and a letter to myself is a good place to start.
It was surprisingly hard to start. I'm not my biggest fan. All of my insecurities started to come out at just the thought of giving myself any praise. But I pushed through because I think it's a good exercise for me. Maybe I'll be more comfortable networking and trying to get my work out there more if I build up more confidence in myself.
You’re pretty amazing! You’ve gone through life trying your best even when things don’t go your way. You’ve helped others as best you know how and you’re always trying to get the world to laugh and share their hearts with others. Sometimes you succeed in your endeavors, others you don’t, and even then you still walk around with a smile on your face, a song on your lips, and the belief that one day they’ll be a love in your heart meant just for you. Even though you’re still waiting for that special someone, you’ve been loved by many through friendship and family. Even strangers can see how amazing you are.
What I love most about you is that you never give up. There’s a calling in your heart and even though the road is tough and there are so many rejections along the way, you keep the faith that one day it’ll all work out for the best. You believe in the power of yourself, that persistence and dedication will eventually pay off in the end. You know that there are forces at work that reward such dedicated behavior and you express gratitude for all help (physical and spiritual) every step of the way. Even when there are some who try and stop you from your goals, you fight on. Even when there are those who try to tell you it’s not worth the fight, you persist. You know that even small steps forward are still steps forward. Your mantra is what Lao Tzu told you “the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” And slowly step by step you move. Small progress is still progress.
You are a strong, beautiful woman with a kind and loving heart. You may not have that romantic love you’re looking for, but you’re completely surrounded by people who adore you, and that’s no small feat. So stop trying to force your heart to love someone in that way. Love comes in its own time in its own way and is different for everyone. I love you just the way you are.
Anyway, there's a bit of mush for you lovey types. Tell the people in your life how much you love an appreciate them every chance you get. You never know when it'll be your last. Oh, and go vote in the 2019 TCK Reader's Choice Awards. The link will take you to the voting page, A Warrior's Path: Rise of a Legend is on page 8. And if you feel so inclined, check out the books tab, scroll down, and get yourself a free book.
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YA Fantasy author and amateur photographer living in New Mexico. A reflection of herself, her characters are timid at first but tend to stand up and push through when times get tough.