Epilogue: Write a letter to yourself
Congratulations. You did it! You actually got to the end of this writing challenge despite contemplating giving up many times. I see this victory as not only a testament to your renewed commitment to writing, but also you sticking to your New Year’s resolution of not giving up too easily.
Another commitment to yourself you made was to do things that would make you proud of you. Well I am. I am so proud of you. I’m proud of you for persevering with this challenge. I’m proud of you for having the courage to admit the things you don’t like about the life you’re leading and making the necessary changes. I’m proud of you for sticking to your honors thesis, even though most of the time, you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing. And I’m proud of you for deciding that 2013 is going to be a defining year in your life, the year you stop playing small.
I leave you with words from Pink’s song “Try”. The song is about messy relationships, but I think anything that involves passion is bound to be a little messy.
“Where there is a fire there is gonna be a flame,
Where there is a flame someone’s bound to get burned
But just because it burns doesn’t mean you gonna die
Gotta get up and try, try, TRY.”
Don’t be afraid to try new things Chido. It feels safe to stick to what you know, but if you never try, you’ll never know how awesome it might have been.