Letter to a lost soul.

Dear Self,

Hold on. I promise you that it won’t be this way forever. So please, I beg of you, hold on.

You might not know where this next year is going to take you and the sheer prospect of it might frighten you to your core, but I promise you that you can handle it. Good, bad, happy, sad, no matter what comes your way, you can handle it.

There’s a lot of unknowns right now. Even more than those unknowns, there’s a fucking lot going on that you cannot control. Please don’t let that weigh on your heart.

I know that you can get overwhelmed at times, feeling like there’s really nothing in this world you can do to make things better. It’s times like these that I encourage you to remember that it is not always you responsibility to carry the weight of the world. As much as I know you’re not a religious person, try to remember the sentiment to the statement ‘let go and let god’. Because putting everyone’s burdens on yourself is a really hard way to live.

Please don’t be afraid of the future. Don’t be afraid for opportunities, or lack thereof. Like the lyrics say ‘what is meant to be will be’, and if it never comes to fruition then it wasn’t meant to happen.

Stop worrying about money. You’ll always find a way to get the money – whether it takes a week, a month, a year or ten years.

Stop worrying about time. There is no rule that says you need to have an established life by a certain time. This is your life and you determine the time frame of which things happen, no one else.

Stop worrying about not being good enough. Worry about leaving a lasting impression on the world, especially your friends and your family. Worry about improving yourself daily and about making people’s lives better.

Hold on, self.

Hold on for dear life.

Work had, self.

Even with all the bad there is in this world, you can be good. You can lead by example and you can make change.

Be kind, self.

You never know what sort of challenges someone is facing or how hard of a time they might be having. Perhaps all they need is someone to show them genuine kindness.

Love yourself, self.

Regardless of the insecurities you might see when you look in the mirror, you’re a pretty fucking amazing person. And while you may see those insecurities so clearly, I promise you that the people who really matter to you, they don’t. And even if they could, I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t care. It’s a nice feeling being loved and appreciated for exactly who you are, so stop letting those insecurities dictate your happiness. Let people love you for exactly who you are.

Regardless of what happens, you can and will get through this. It may seem like insurmountable demons right now, but I promise you that one day you’re going to look back on these times and be proud.

Hold on, self. I promise you that it won’t be this way forever. So please, I beg of you, hold on.

Sincerely, Me

59 thoughts on “Letter to a lost soul.

  1. Thank you for writing me such a nice letter! I recognize every word. That is a little strange but comforting at the same time.

    ‘Hold on, hold on, we gotta hold on, ….’ is a song by Tom Waits that I’ve listened too this week. Since you’ve posted your musical post, I hear songs to your posts. I’m a little weird like that.

    Things will improve and you/I/we will get through this. I can’t wait to read what you will write/think 5 years from now. This post can be such a nice reminder of new beginnings and perseverance. Much love!

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  2. It’s nice that you are taking the time to recognize what your frontal brain is saying. Frontal brain is usually right!

    One more thing to offset your doubts: your blog is a great achievement, too!

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    1. My frontal brain is usually unable to stop thinking…. lol

      Thank you for the compliment about this blog. It has become a nice outlet for me, so I appreciate that ❤


  3. There is so much truth in this post. “Keep looking up because that’s where it’s all at.” Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Radio Show. Keep doing the next right thing. This has been a repetitive mantra running through my head at all times.

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  4. V,
    This is so Beautiful! I love this. It moved me reading this. Now if I could only internalize a letter such as this for myself….Thanks for sharing this vulnerable piece. It takes such courage and strength to do so.

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  5. I love and needed this right now. Thanks for writing this! I don’t wanna be controlled by my anxieties and insecurities. They are a part of me, but not entirely me. I am stronger. The people who truly matter love you the way you are. You are who you love. Love yourself, you are wonderful ❤️

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    1. Anxiety is a part of you, it’s a part of me, it’s just something we have to live with and cope with ❤ You are strong, beautiful and capable. Thank you for this motivational note.

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    1. Sending you love ❤ You make your own hope in this world. I only suggest this might remind you to keep that hope strong ❤ Sending love.


  6. This is so on point and so painfully beautiful. life ebb and flow – alway – we get through the bad so we can reach the good right? these truly are the things we should remind ourselves daily – keep going, keep growing and keep loving ourselves – thank you for this important post.


  7. I actually needed this. Although a new year is amazing it can be overwhelming with worries and concerns. And all you need is that reminder and reassurance that things will happen the way they need to and that you’ll be okay! Thank you for this post xxxx


  8. That’s for the great letter I think many millennials need this. I mean I could do with saving this just to read this on the days that I just feel like I’ve achieved so much but none of it is sticking.


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