This month on Instagram, I’ve been participating in Susannah Conway’s April Love challenge by writing letters according to her daily prompts. Here are my five favorite letters (and some of the pictures came out small. We’re going to call that “artsy.”):
All day, I’ve been trying to think of something to say to you. It should be easy. True is my word for this year. I should know what to say.
But my words are all jumbled up. So I’m just going to ramble.
I believe in loyalty. And fairness. And happy songs in minor keys.
I believe that good coffee is worth its own separate category in the budget.
I believe in dancing. And in breakfast for dinner.
These are a few of my (little t) truths.
Thanks for indulging my ramble.
You like to show up when change and progress are afoot to see if you can thwart their plans.
I get it. It’s your favorite thing.
But this week…
…I wrote out a solid 100-day plan for finishing a manuscript.
…I sought, found, signed a lease, and put down a deposit on a home that is better suited for me than the place I am now.
…I received congratulations on the official announcement that I start my new job May 2.
So you can suck it.
It might not take a lot of you to drink more water. Or exercise. Or eat right. Or even jump on a scale every 2-3 weeks.
But put them all together and keep track of them in writing? This has me surprisingly intimidated.
Come sit by me. I may need more of you than I thought.
Dear Younger Me,
Sometimes we still dress like a cartoon character.
I think you’d like us now. In fact, I think we are becoming the hero you always dreamed of.
Don’t stop dancing. Or running.
Don’t get rid of the piano.
And when you go to Public House with Hunter that one afternoon to share towers of Blue Moon, be careful when you’re crossing the street, for it is clearly uneven.
I love you. Try to relax a little, even thought it’s hard.
Love, Current Me
You show up in the simplest places and with the most wonderful people.
And just because I love this picture: