Letter to You

fullsizerenderDear Reader,

It may be a cliché, but I am just like you. We all want to believe that the people we admire are truly similar to ourselves. As humans, we are desperate to find a connection. For with a connection, we feel understood, whether or not we’ve talked directly to that individual.

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 without a sense of which way to go next? Has there been a time where you felt as if others did not believe in you so you couldn’t find belief in yourself? Have you felt hopeless along your journey? Have you tried to search for a small ounce of hope, somewhere deep in the depths of this world? I have.

I’ve been lost, broken, and 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 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, but also through the characters I create, who equally have an important story to share. I want to help you feel it all; happy, sad, frustrated, angry, and hopeful. Those emotions could stem from reactions to the stories I tell, they could be in sympathy of my own journey, or even better, they could be a result of your own growth and recognition.

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

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

I defined, I designed my recovery

-James Arthur

So let’s talk. Let’s have a conversation. Let’s define your recovery. Everyone has a story to tell, so tell me all about yours.

Join me on this venture of self discovery. Let me help you learn to love yourself, learn to believe in yourself, and learn to unapologetically feel. I promise, we are in this together.


Chelsea Lauren