Some days are great, others are not...but no matter what twists and turns I encounter, you can be sure I'm going to write about it!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Letter to Self

Dear Me,

I am writing this to inform you of a few things that have been concerning me. I need you to settle down a little, take a deep breath, and relax. You have been getting extremely worked up the past couple of weeks, and I need to set some things straight.
First, stop being so damn sensitive. The world does not hate you, nor is it out to get you. You are a good person, and people realize that, even though they might not show it all of the time. You have made it a habbit to feel hurt and let down by people not paying attention to you, and, frankly my dear, you need to drop it and pick up a new and healthier habbit.
Keep up the good work on the exercise front. I know you feel like a big old bloated marshmellow...but hard work and determination will pay off. You've made excellent choices by hitting the fitness center and making healthier selections at the grocery store. Before you know it, your pants will become loose and you will feel lighter and more energetic. Enjoy your curves, and own them. Some people would kill to have them..and if you got it...flaunt it!
Stop trying to talk yourself into thinking you are a bad or poor mother. Little-man is truely lucky to have you, as you are lucky to have him. He has taught you so much in the little time you have spent with each other, and will continue to teach you things you never thought were even possible. He will continue to challenge you, and you will continue to lead him. Keep your chin up, and keep up the good work. He will be a fine and respectable young man before you know it. Enjoy his toddler antics while you can, because before you know it he'll be begging for the car, or twenty dollars, or both...
Don't be afraid to keep the television off for a night. It's okay to miss a show so you can clean your house and even start some laundry. Chances of the show being replayed are extremely high. Besides, it is rare that a television show is really life what have you got to lose by missing it? Nothing.
I hope you haven't taken offense to anything I have said. If I have any other matters to bring to your attention, I will most certainly write again. Thanks for listening.



  1. Me, you are SO CORRECT! I couldn't agree with your letter more. You are a great Mom, life is a continuous learning process, and although sometimes it feels like the world is out to get you, you are still very loved and appreciated. Hang in there, and when you feel like the deck is stacked against you, just pick up the phone and call...that's what it's for. Sometimes people will surprise you with how supportive they can be (sometimes even without their knowledge of doing so).

  2. we are all in a need of a letter like that once in a while. weird how part of your brain knows these things but sometimes you can't feel them... above all, don't worry about being a good mom. you are, and you should cherish your time with little man, even if it wasn't on your perfect timetable.