This is the age I feel most days 🐿
And last night I did something new. It was an exercise prompt from the online course I’m taking and although I’ve written many things over the years, this was new for me.
I wrote a letter to my inner critic whom I aptly named after my mother, and I also wrote a letter to little me.
Both felt amazing and empowering to do and both letters were so, so long.
I told the little girl in me all the things she deserved to hear so long ago. I corrected all the wrongs and affirmed all the things and it felt like a big beautiful hug.
I won’t get into anything more than that for now, but she and I had quite a sacred moment last night and again this morning.
I’m learning how to give her (that tender little part of me) all the things she never got from her family and subsequently from me during the years that followed, and that feels really, really special.
I think this act alone will change everything ❤️
“Tears😢 you are so very precious this is also so wonderful to hear. thank you for sharing your beautiful ocean heart Mandy .” Michelle Ruthven
“I love that. Sounds like some wonderful exercises. I often feel the same age in your pic as well.” Angela Dolan
“You are worth all of this important work!” M'Lady Stagg Storch
“You are a beautiful being Mandy.” Marci Lee Wynne
“Brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my face.” Zoe Ammendolia
“The sadness babe. Oh the sadness. I wish I could just grab this little girl and kiss her, cuddle her, rock her and tell her she is worth it. She is amazing, beautiful and perfect. Xoxo love u” Lynne Marie
“Never too late to love her the way she was meant to be loved.” Shawnda Lee Chambers