Letter to you

I am just like you. It’s a cliche, I know. We all want to believe the people we look up to are similar to us. We are desperate to find a connection. With a connection, we feel understood whether we’ve talked directly to the person we admire.

I am here to tell you that I really am just like you.

Have you ever found yourself lost and alone? Have you reached the end of the dark tunnel and couldn’t figure out which way to go? Has there been a time when you feel like others don’t believe in you, so you cannot believe in yourself? Have you ever had such crippling anxiety that’s kept you from something great that you then beat yourself up over? Have you lost hope at some point? Have you tried to search for a small ounce of hope somewhere deep in this world’s depths?

I have.

I’ve been lost, broken, afraid. I’ve been hurt and destroyed by those I love. I’ve let others dictate who I am in hopes of feeling connected with someone.

Let me tell you: There is Hope.

I want to help you find it.

No one wants to feel lost and afraid. We all want to be loved and taken care of by someone. Sometimes the struggle is inevitable. Sometimes rock bottom is a beautifully terrifying place where hope shines through.

I have struggled. I have traveled through thick and thin — physically, emotionally, and mentally. And I am here to tell you: I believe in you.

I’m not here to lecture you. I’m here to tell you stories, whether real or make-believe. I want to take you on a journey through my own life and through characters I make up, who equally have a remarkable story to share. I want to help you feel it all: happy, sad, frustrated, angry, and hopeful. Those could be reactions to the stories I tell, they could be in empathy of my own journey, or even better, they could result from your personal growth and recognition.

Why should you believe me? With over ten years of self-loathing, depression, and lost hope, I can tell you that I am living proof that learning to love yourself is the greatest medicine.

I am reaching my hand out to you. Whether through blog posts, non-fiction or fiction books, or a friendly hello in passing, I want you to feel important. I am here to tell you that you are important.

Let’s talk. Let’s have a conversation. Everyone has a story to tell, so tell me all about yours.
Join me on this journey of self-discovery. Let me help you learn to love yourself, learn to believe in you, and learn to feel unapologetic. I promise we are in this together.

Chelsea Lauren