::Love Note (to myself)::

Monday, February 15, 2010

Last week I participated in a cool little photo challenge over at Shutter Sisters; to write a love note to yourself. To yourself? Yes, to yourself, which is much harder than writing one to someone else, I might add. I thought it was a great idea but definitely not something I would do. Sure, I will read everyone else's and applaud them for doing it, but I wouldn't do it myself...I couldn't. Way too embarrassing, too revealing. Could I? No thanks. But it stayed on my mind all day and I just couldn't stop thinking about it. So  I took a look at everyone else's and it was really cool, very powerful. So I wrote one, took a photo of it, uploaded it to Flickr...and deleted it. Too chicken. But then uploaded again and decided to leave it...if only briefly. I did leave it. I felt good about leaving it...and it's still there.
Have you ever tried to do this? Do you think you could? Like I said, it is not something I would normally do but I'm glad I did it. Life is not about doing the things you would normally do, anyway. Right? Take chances, step outside the box, grow, evolve. That's what I kept telling myself anyway.
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Now don't get me wrong, I don't sit around in a self-loathing funk all day, it's not quite like that. And there are many areas in my life and things about myself that I am very happy with, most things actually. But like most people there are certain things I struggle with, can't conquer, am not happy with and need much work. And one day, hopefully sooner rather than later, the struggles won't be quite as difficult and I will be more successful in those areas.


  1. Your note is brilliant and touching! I can so relate and I truly admire how brave you are!

  2. Wow.. .that would be a challenge. I would really have to sit and think for a bit about what to tell myself.. good, bad, praising, maybe not. Good for you for going for it. :)

  3. You should be very proud. I'm so glad you took the challenge - you were braver than me. We all have our moments and there is nothing like a gentle reminder to keep us going in the right direction. I just stick my head in the sand and pretend everything is OK - and hope that it will be. I may just go write myself a note for when I need it.

    PS - I'll come kick you butt if you delete it

  4. Thank you so much guys!It really makes me feel better.
    I had to laugh when I posted this at the horror on my mom's face if she saw this. She doesn't read so she wouldn't but she is amazed that people "put their business out there" in the form of a blog anyway!
    I'm proud to say I left this AND the picture on Flickr! : D

  5. And Karina-you totally should! Now the trick is to keep going back and reading it in order to someday believe it, I think.


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