Dear Self

Dear self, remember this week, this first week of 2021 and all the freedom and responsibility it brought. All the hope and effort and motivation.

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It’s gonna get harder from here on out, returning to work, diving back into the busyness. But please remember sitting on the couches with Chelsea, the two of you ticking off your accomplishments, and Chel saying, “2021 is coming up US,” and how you both laughed but really believed it.

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Mistakes are coming. New writing rejections too, I’m sure. The stress of financial aid season at the university. The wait for my vaccine.

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Take a hot shower and a nap. Then make your bed and remember this week. Say a prayer and keep going.

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