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Lynn

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United States
Embrace the glorious mess that you are. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
March 1, 2015
 

On this journey called life, my path has not been easy. I've stumbled, tripped, fallen. I've banged my elbows, scraped my knees, fallen flat on my face. My path has zig zagged, risen up in front of me and fallen right out from under my feet. Every time I've hit the ground, I've gotten back up and trudged along. "Fake it till I make it" was my motto for the longest time. I know I'll eventually "make it", but I have no more energy to "fake it". I'm done pretending the scenery is beautiful when it's dark and cold and scary. I know the sun will rise and the golden light will brighten my path, but for now, I'm content to sit here under this ugly twisted tree where I have fallen yet again, arms wra...

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March 1, 2015
 

Sometimes
you can be
surrounded by people
yet feel so

alone.

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February 27, 2015
 

Farewell
To a path not taken
To a choice not chosen
To a life not lived.

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February 20, 2015
 

Thank you for all of your help! With it, and lots of researching and resetting, I was able to access my original account.

I'm never logging out again! lol

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February 20, 2015
 

Finally was able to access my account...took a lot of searching and resetting, but I'm finally back!!

I'm never logging out again!!

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October 20, 2014
Fairfax, United States

It's hard to let go of something you never really held.
It was never mine.
It was never yours.
It never was.
I cling to nothing.

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November 6, 2014
Oxon Hill, United States

We've done this before and come out stronger because of it in the past. Distance makes the heart grow fonder and it proved true. I can't even begin to cope with how much I'm going to miss you. Maybe it's harder this time, because it's you going away to chase your dreams instead of me. I'll be right here loving you until you come back to me.

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January 2, 2015
Hanover, United States

There is so much beauty in something as simple as trees. On this drive, I gaze out at the passing trees; small forests of them. The air in the car is warm, but the air out there is cold and I can almost feel it near the window, slowly seeping in and wrapping me in a chilly blanket.

I wonder if the trees make fun of each other, or stress about being different. Lots of trees stand straight symmetrically, ever reaching upward. But some that stand among so many of something similar are twisted into beautiful shapes, as if the wind was harsh among their branches or the sun pushed away at their outreach. They stand out among the rest of the world, the eye drawn to their beautiful difference.

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January 15, 2015
Hanover, United States

I can't decide if I'm strong or stupid for staying. Time will tell, I suppose.

When that inevitable moment comes, and I leave, I'm going to say everything I've ever held back and then forget you ever existed in my life.

Just waiting...

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January 14, 2015
Hanover, United States

               
               It's amazing how
          changing your attitude
            can change your life.

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December 8, 2014
Brandywine, United States

I'm not who I thought I'd be.
Those childhood dreams of being an adult have somehow become something I never dreamed of. Life is different than I pictured it. My path is different than I thought it would be.

I started dating my husband at 19 and that was 12 years ago. My 20's feel as though they flew by, with my beautiful, miracle daughter born at 23 and (finally) getting married at 25.

It took me a long time to find myself. It actually happened only recently; making the decision to finally, truly love myself completely, for what and who I am. For the first time in life, I've found optimism. I've found the blessings in life and the ability to appreciate the small things. I feel at peace w...

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December 5, 2014
Forest Heights, United States

If you don't chase your dreams, you're guaranteed to never reach them.

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December 4, 2014
Forest Heights, United States

I posted an open challenge to those of you in lettrs-land to raid my fridge, read my letters, comment, critique, etc. I then challenged those that raided my fridge to fess up and allow me to raid theirs.

Honestly, my husband is out of town 4 days a week and I miss him. I'm lonely and my challenge was an attempt to reach out to others through this app. Find comfort in the words, situations, emotions and beauty that can be found only here, in wonderful lettrs-land.

Raiding fridges allows us to glimpse into the lives, hearts and souls of those here that pour all of that onto (virtual) paper.

I have a new challenge. Raid someone's fridge. Anyone, even your own if you'd like. Scroll to the bo...

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December 3, 2014
Forest Heights, United States

RAID MY FRIDGE!

I dare you to raid my fridge!! Look at my letters, leave comments, critiques, criticisms...anything goes, as long as you're honest!

Leave a comment here or on any of my letters and mention you've raided my fridge and then I'll raid yours!

Happy reading :)

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November 30, 2014
Forest Heights, United States

Standing at the precipice
again.
I look over the edge and see
the same thing as before.
Jump...
JUMP!
The exhilaration will be
the same!
False promises,
as the wind whips at me.
I know this feeling,
but the thrill is gone.
Falling...
FALLING!
I see the landing area,
so far away.
Crash and burn
or land on my feet.
It's all up to me.

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November 7, 2014
Oxon Hill, United States

Life is about change.
Things rarely stay the same.
Even when you want them to...

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November 4, 2014
 

We all trudge forth to impending nothingness.
Our destiny
is the same.
The journey.
The people and friendships.
The smiles and laughs.
These are our
greatest achievements.

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October 26, 2014
Clinton, United States

I love you
more than anything
in this world,
which means
you have to power
to hurt me,
shatter me into a
million
pieces,
never to be the same again.

I am fragile
and broken
and can't be fixed.

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October 26, 2014
Clinton, United States

I am being stubborn,
because you are being mean.
These tears are genuine,
but you won't look upon them.
My head hurts,
but not as much as my heart.

You don't care
and that's what hurts the most.

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October 25, 2014
Clinton, United States

Knowing I can return to
your loving arms stirs my soul.
Wrap me in your embrace
and never let me go.

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October 23, 2014
Oxon Hill, United States

I spent most of my life
in the darkness of night,
rarely seeing
rays of hope or
feeling sunshine on my face.

Now, the sun doesn't set
and I don't miss the moon.

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October 22, 2014
Oxon Hill, United States

I'm so used to the highs and lows of life, I'm not sure what to do or how to feel stuck in the middle...

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October 18, 2014
Oxon Hill, United States

Never go to bed mad
Was the promise we made.
Never realized that would mean
Staying up for hours
Hashing out a
Place we both feel good about.

I am proud of the good place
We've made for ourselves.

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October 17, 2014
Oxon Hill, United States

I'm tired
of the games you play.
Your slick words
will slip right off,
like water
dripping
from
my
skin.
They will find
no purchase here,
in my ears,
or my heart.

I've gone cold,
like an icicle
precariously dangling.
I break and fall away,
never again
to return to this point.
This will
melt
away
to
nothing.

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October 16, 2014
Oxon Hill, United States

Sometimes,
I see only my flaws.
My hair is too curly.
I have too many stretch marks.
My tummy is unattractive
with that big long scar.
My tits aren't as perky
as they once were.
I'm not perfect
and it's so apparent
to me
sometimes.

But not today.
You take all that away.
Erase my normal
way-too-harsh on myself
vision.
Replace it with the way
you see me.

And I am beautiful.
I am perfectly imperfect.

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October 15, 2014
Oxon Hill, United States

Words are beautiful and I've always had a love affair with them. They rarely let me down and have never broken my heart, so I imagine this love affair will last a lifetime.

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October 15, 2014
Oxon Hill, United States

Be good...

Do good...

And be a little bad...that's where the fun is!

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October 15, 2014
Oxon Hill, United States

Take chances.
Live boldly.
Shed the masks
you created to
hide behind.
Be the part of you
you're scared
to show to the world.

Then,
and only then,
will you find your happiness.

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October 15, 2014
Oxon Hill, United States

Smurfie,

I am so proud of you today! It's been more than 12 years in the making, but you've finally made it! Now, go chase your dreams...I'll tag along or be here waiting :)

Love ~
Gummi Bear

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October 13, 2014
 

For the first time in my life, I feel like I finally know myself...and love myself...

It's one of the best feelings in the world.

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