A set of letters from authors who don't know how to say the words in person. Their message is let your voice be heard and maybe one day those people will be able to look back and realize what is actually going on around them.
"People are gonna label you. It's how you overcome those labels, that's what matters." Everyday you will say something or wear something and someone will make a comment, a remark. Its about doing what you do and being who you are. One day someone is going to love you for you and that's all that matters. Not about what anyone else thinks but what you think of yourself. So next time you want to wear that hat or wear that jacket, who cares what someone says to you. Wear it because it makes you happy. Screw the labels and the judgement, believe in yourself.
"Were all crazy. Some just hide it better than others." I may seem crazy, I know. But that doesn't mean I'm anything less than the others. I will not apologize for not throwing myself to you. I was not raised like that and I don't intend to lower my standard to fill your needs. One day I will meet that person who cares for me and then maybe I can let go. Until that day, you can push and you can ask all you want. Don't expect anything because you don't deserve it. You lied to me and hurt me. I don't go back to people like you. I won't stop being nice, because that is who I am. But it will never go back to the way things were. You lost that trust. Only you can blame yourself. So next time, try to have more respect and not treat her the way you treated me. She deserves better and so do I.
"Sometimes I think we waste our words and we waste our moments... And we don't take the time to say the things that are in our hearts when we have the chance." I can't get you out of my head. I have yet to understand why you go back to him when at the end of the night you end up in tears. Why you go for guys that only want one thing. I don't understand you. I may never know but I do know how I feel and that you will always be important in my life. I would wrap my arms around you and never stop loving you. I would remind you that life is hard but it will be okay. I would always be the person who you could talk to or would make you laugh when you need it most. But for right now, you need to find that path on your own. Until you do, I can only hope.
"Sometimes people are wild and all that. But those same people give themselves so selflessly to the people they care about and all their looking for is that same treatment back." I am sorry if I seem to overreact. The truth is that you are all like my family and sometimes when I feel mistreated or pushed around, I don't like it. I would do anything for any of you and when it seems like nothing is returned, it takes a small toll. After a while that toll builds up and that's when I break. Nothing is ever meant by it but sometimes life sucks and you have to let it out every once in a while. But thank you for being you and allowing our little family to exist.
Dear mom & dad,
"Sometimes I feel incredibly disconnected, really uncomfortable in my own skin. Kind of, like I don't fit into this world. Like I was born at the wrong time, and I don't belong." But at the end of the day, I have you to thank for. I know that I was put on this earth for a purpose and I am still searching for it. I have not lost faith in God, nor will I ever. Constantly I see him do great things and I hope to fulfill his purpose for me. I hope that I am making you proud, and that one day I can be just like you. You two are truly the inspiration in my life that constantly remind me that my own journey has barely begun, and that one day I will find where I belong and what I was truly meant to do.
I am sorry for being on edge lately. I'm not going to lie to you, it's because things have changed and I don't know how to react to them. It's the fact that you have basically changed your life to revolve around one person. I am happy for you don't worry about that but I'm afraid your loosing yourself along the way. You don't talk to old friends anymore. We talk for maybe an hour a week and see each other every so often. Again I'm happy for you but don't loose sight that your only in college. Things change and people change. But the people who really care about you will never change. The problem is that those people right now are sitting back and biting their tongues. Others are just letting go or giving up. "My problem is not with you, but with anyone who basically vanishes and then waltzes back in like nothing has happened and expects to carry on with everyday life." This is not to bash you or make you change anything, its just so you can be aware. At the end of the day you are who you are and it's probably who you have always been.
- Anonymous group of authors.