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Mercedes Hollenbeck

PO# 104986
United States
United States
Hello there! Mercedes here. I'm 25 years old. I love writing, reading, music, and photography. 💜 I am indelible.
May 16, 2018
 

Last night, we received the word that a friend of my boyfriend was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on Monday night. As I was reading over the news bulletin, I could feel the lump forming in my throat. The young man was only twenty-three. He and my boyfriend graduated from high school together. I'm sure they'd ridden their motorcycles together.

My immediate reaction was fear. I don't want to lose the one whom my soul loves to an accident like that. I don't want a day to come that I wake up in an empty bed, in our empty house to a life that doesn't have him in it any more. I don't want to have to experience that kind of grief.

I cannot tell him to sell his motorcycle. I will no...

HORIZON
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May 10, 2018
 

It has been quite some time since I last poured my heart out with Lettrs. This afternoon, I took the time to read and reflect on everything I had written and received from before today. One thing was apparent: the young woman I was when those were penned was distressed. Stuck. Afraid.

I want to take a moment to acknowledge all of the things that have changed since then:
- A toxic relationship ended
- I moved
- I got a job
- I began a journey of healing (Mentally, emotionally, and physically.)
- I met a wonderful young man
- (I moved AGAIN)
- I went vegan
- I got a puppy
- I got a new tattoo
- (I moved AGAIN AGAIN)
- I converted to vegetarianism
- I quit my job after gaining bet...

POSITIVE LIFE
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February 11, 2017
Owego, United States

Dear Ones,

I need you to promise yourselves something: No matter how hard things get, don't stop.

Don't stop smiling.
Don't stop trying.
Don't stop feeling.
Don't stop writing.
Don't stop living.
Just don't stop.

It's been months since I've allowed myself to feel my feelings. To acknowledge them. To write them down.

Don't do that to yourself.

Find your reason for joie de Vivre.

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YOUR DREAM, YOUR STORY
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July 26, 2016
Apalachin, United States

Dear Ones,

It's been a long time since we last spoke.

So much has happened, my heart and mind are just full.

But this, today, is a new chapter. Our new chapter. Let's embrace it together. Let's shed our heart ache and learn to love again. Let's forgive those who've hurt us, including ourselves, and bring some more good into the world. I know it can be scary, but we've got this. We're in this together. Let's rise above. As always,

Be indelible.

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HOPE BATEMAN
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September 20, 2014
Horseheads, United States

Dear Ones:

I take comfort knowing that I'm not the only one who struggles.

Right now, I realize that I feel lost and alone. I can relate to the image I chose for the background of this Lettr.

Life exists around me. It is a beautiful and graceful presence. However, my fears and anxieties lurk in the shadows. I feel that I'm traveling an uncertain and lonely road.

Are you on a journey? Are you anxious and depressed? Do you feel alone? If so, please don't hesitate to write. I'd love to hear from you.

Continue being indelible,

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ORIGINAL
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September 7, 2014
Horseheads, United States

Dear Ones,

Understand that it is okay to not be okay.

From a young age we're taught to "suck it up," to bury how we feel.  Stop it! (I know, I know, that didn't really come out right. But, you understand what I'm saying.)

You're only going to hurt yourself more if you bury those feelings.  You'll only be able to bury those feelings so deep for so long.  They'll eat you alive.  They'll feed off of your hopes and your dreams.  They'll finish you off before you even had a chance.  

Get it out, whatever it takes.  Find someone who will listen.  Write down your feelings. Scream at the top of your lungs.

Why?  Because you're worth it.  You matter.  Your feeling and emotions are vali...

ORIGINAL
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September 2, 2014
Horseheads, United States

Hello Dear Ones!

I have to admit I'm finding myself a bit discouraged this evening. I feel like we (the human race) gets so busy trying to make a living that we forget to actually live.

Meaningless things get in the way. Those things make us lose contact with our friends and loved ones, and we begin to suffer mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

I challenge you to take the time to slow down. Rebuild those important relationships. Take a "mental health" day. Cry a little. Pray a little. Seek inner peace.

And most importantly, be indelible!

Yours,

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ORIGINAL
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August 31, 2014
Apalachin, United States

Dear Ones,

We live too quickly.
Slow down.
Please.

Cherish each day: the people you love, the smell of the rain, the feeling of sun on your face.

Smile more. Worry less. Take risks.

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ORIGINAL
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August 31, 2014
Apalachin, United States

Drew,

It's my first day on Lettrs and I already love it! I consider myself a writer and I love pen palling. You've turned something I so enjoy into a digital format. It's wonderful!

My only requests would be that you give us the abilities to save signatures, and to customize the fonts and their colors with different backgrounds.

Thanks again,

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August 31, 2014
Apalachin, United States

Hello! It's nice to meet you! I'm Mercedes...

Here's a bit about me: I'm 21 (almost 22), I like Chinese food, Indie music, and movies that make you feel good. I love traveling and photography.

People say I have a wanderlust soul.

Anyway, I look forward to getting to know you!

Yours,

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