A letter to my younger self

Dear  karen:I look at pictures of you and see so much hope, potential and joy ahead for you. I see a life filled with excitement, happiness and adventures. If you let it…Life can be hard, girl, but there can be so much good too. Don’t allow the hard times to overshadow the good ones, because there will be many of both. It’s your choice as to which one you focus on. We all face challenges in life; it’s how you deal with them that are important. So, with that being said Karen wants to share some tips with you to take on your life’s journey. ...more

Letter to My College-Lady Self

I went to a smallish college in the corner of Missouri. I joked with my friends that I was living in the State of Misery. But really, that school was exactly where I needed to be. ...more
Beautiful post! I've definitely felt this: "you make some big mistakes, hold tight to this: You ...more

Letter To My Sixteen Year-Old Self. Wait What?

Yesterday I took time off actually writing a blog post, to instead go around the blogging community and read. In other words, invest in inspiration. When I take time to read what others have to say, a strange thing happens. Perhaps not so strange, more magical than strange. I begin to be inspired to write. Ideas pop into my head for future posts and as my Elementary English teacher used to say, my "creative juices start flowing." ...more

Letter to My Younger Self or The Wisdom of Fairy Tales

"Fairy tales were not my escape from reality as a child; rather, they were my reality - for mine was a world in which good and evil were not abstract concepts, and like fairy-tale heroines, no magic would save me unless I had the wit and heart and courage to use it widely." -Terri Windling,  Surviving Childhood  The Armless Maiden 1995...more


Letters to Your Younger Self: A Talk With Ellyn Spragins, Lisa Stone ... And You

BlogHer's Letter to My Body project, launched by Suzanne Reisman in 2008, drove home to me how much we women have to offer in terms of advice, even when we don't listen to it ourselves at the time. I'm fascinated by the idea of talking to my younger self, because boy, was she confused. ...more

I am inspired to give this exercise a try!

Joanne Tombrakos is a writer, personal ...more