Notes To My Younger Self

I was out and about in Tulsa, doing one of the Watcher Wednesday exercises I post on my Facebook page Monday-Friday—a writing drill where I zone-in and hyperfocus on my surroundings—watching people, their mannerisms and speech patterns, landscapes, sounds, smells and how all these elements work together and add interest and intrigue to our world, in the spirit of developing and improving the characters in my stories. But in this particular instance, I inadvertently wound up observing myself. (Funny how that works sometimes.) I happened to be in listening mode and with my Spidey senses tuned to supersensitive, I picked up on words that I seem to repeat over and over again.

If I knew then what I know now, I would have… crossed my mind more times than I would have guessed, and I immediately switched from watcher mode into writer mode and started scribing my summer blog series: Notes to My Younger Self.

Each week for the next couple of months, I will post all those things I wish I could have told my younger self. Please feel free to send in any words of wisdom that you have gleaned during your life journey; We can’t go back in time, but maybe, someone else can benefit from our experiences.

First note to my younger self:

Always forgive, no matter how much pain the person you’re holding resentment towards has caused you. Remember, we’ve all hurt other people, knowingly and unknowingly, so we are in no position to judge. Forgive in the same way you want people to forgive you for your mistakes and missteps. Know that we are all on our own individual paths, with our own unique struggles. Letting go is the only way to heal the hurt and move forward.

E.L Chappel author of Spirit Dance/Storm Makers/Coming soon: The Surge

Letting go doesn’t mean you’ve excused the hurtful behavior; it means the action no longer has a hold on you.

aka The Glamorous Wife

Leave a Comment