I did a thing.
In an effort to raise my vibration around writing, I decided to surround myself with some like-minded souls who are also working on creating art with their words. Thanks to Meetup, I found myself braving D.C. traffic this past Tuesday night after work to sit on a couch with strangers, in a stranger’s home, hoping to bring new energy to my craft.
It was beautiful.
We did a handful of writing exercises that resulted in a momentum and flow I haven’t felt in a while. One of those exercises was to write a letter to yourself from a future version of yourself. Below is word-for-word what came out of the tip of my pen – which of course naturally started with my usual salutation – unedited and perfectly raw. My favorite part? As I wrote the final two words, our host and timekeeper for this exercise said those same two words out loud.
It’s those little idiosyncrasies when the Universe is nodding at me, confirming that I am right where I need to be.
Sharing this in honor of the magic that comes from strangers uniting to create something beautiful. I hope that magic finds it’s way to you, or better yet, that you go out and create it for yourself.
As my future self will tell you, act as if it has already been done.
Thank you for being here.
Dear Strong Woman,
Everything you can dream you can create.
Just know that it has already been decided. Just know that yes, that small voice telling you to keep going is right…and it’s not your mother.
Your voice matters. Your story matters. Not just because it is yours, but because it is simultaneously ours.
We belong to each other, and our stories, collectively, are what make for a beautiful light in a sometimes dark world.
So don’t you stop shining.
Don’t you stop writing.
Don’t you stop letting you voice be heard.
GET LOUD. Do you hear me? Turn up the volume and share what is true. Because what is true for you may very well be true for others.
How will you ever know if you remain small and silent?
You were made for more.
You were placed in this world that is missing something because it is your job to create it.
Be our lighthouse. Blind out the dark with your brightness. Be the light-worker you are called to be.
Setting yourself free will set others free in the process.
IT’S ALL CONNECTED.
IT ALL MATTERS.
And quite frankly…