letter 21: time flies when...
you're trying to survive
how’s that heart of yours doing? are you holding up okay? I truly hope so!
it recently hit me that we’re deadass in the middle of November. it’s basically the end of 2022 and I don’t know what to make of it quite yet. on one hand, i’m trying to use this as motivation to fulfill the promises I made to myself during my new year resolutions. on the other hand, i’m just trying to make it through each day without imploding.
know what I mean?
I say all of this because we’re going to start seeing a lot of content centered around recapping people’s personal accomplishments and their reflections on 2022. I want to preempt all of that by reminding you not to compare yourself to any of it.
your journey is your own, and with it comes unique blessings and challenges that only you can fully understand. please try your best not to internalize any messages that make you feel like you didn’t do enough do this year because making it this far is a big enough accomplishment as it is.
I want to encourage us to fixate on our own journey and celebrate the ways we not only overcame the difficulties presented to us, but also the ways that despite it all, we leaned into restorative moments of peace, love, and joy
your 2022 experience could’ve been full of lows and moments of devastation, or everything you hoped it would be. regardless of it all, here you are. still breathing. still trying. still beating the odds.
i’m proud of you, and I hope you are too.
with love always,
Cat, a gal tryin’ her best
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