So I think every writer does this at some point. But, I started thinking about this a month ago and I though I would put it down in words. I’ll add to this periodically. Perhaps your list is different. But this is mine today. I’m cleaning house!
You are not fat.
Stop wearing make-up. It’s not you.
Live every day to the fullest.
Read more books. I know you’re an historian. Read more books.
You are lovely.
People love you.
Life is sweet.
Music will always sustain you.
You love the rain.
You love a snow day. Particularly when friends are involved.
You love to hike.
You will meet people that will love to hike with you.
You are going to always be surrounded by amazing people. Fret not.
Being alone is a good thing.
You will never be lonely.
Some people will disappoint you.
Some people will never disappoint you.
Sadness eventually ends.
You will go to Ireland. With your best friend. It will be amazing.
You are going to find a bar named Joe’s, and that is where you will find your people.
Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.
You are a writer. You are a writer. You are a writer.
You will be invited to a writing retreat where you will own that you are a writer.
You will find your tribe. They are writers.
Your tribe are also music lovers.
You will eventually come to love bourbon. And then, folks will know you as “the” bourbon lover.
Every day is adventure. Embrace it. Even if you are on the couch.
Some days are hard. For everyone.
Some people will love you. Some people won’t. And that is ok.
You will always have people in your corner.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania will end up being your home. Even when you thought it wasn’t.
You can and will get a Ph.D.
You are not an imposter. You are smarter than you think you are.
You will write a really good book.
You will write another really good book. And then, another one.
Your life will never be your job.
Your job is amazing, but not your life.
Life is hard. Own it.
Life is good. Own it.