Day 1 – Dear best friends

Note: This was supposed to be a letter to my best friend, but since I have two…well, that explains my title :)

Dear best friends,

I’m guessing the reason this starts out with a letter to you guys is solely because they presumed it wouldn’t be difficult. But, what do you say to those people who are a part of everything you say and do? Luckily, I never shut up (everyone knows this, but you guys know this too well). So of course, I would have things to say!

Firstly, A. For 10 years (and counting), we’ve been building a friendship that’s withstood a whole load of obstacles, and seen some wonderfully good times, too. We’ve seen each other grow – from teenagers running through the hidden staircases in our building, to young twenty-something women finding our calling in this big world. All the while, knowing that if either of us were to stumble, the other was going to be there to catch us. For the past six years, I was there for you and vice versa. But the only thing missing was a physical presence. Now, finally, we shall be in the same country! I look forward to making the memories we’ve missed out on. And know, if you need me, give me a bit of a notice. I shall jump on a plane for you in the middle of the night, even, just because I love you so! You were, are, and always will be, the Rachel to my Monica.

No, J. In the middle of showering my pretty lady here with love, I haven’t forgotten you! I want you to know that, though we’ve known each other for about half the time that I have known A, you both hold an equally important place in my life. And my heart. If you weren’t there when I moved to another country, I don’t think half my amazing memories could have been made. We’ve been through some stuff in each other’s lives together, and I knew if I needed it, I’d always be able to count on you for a hug, and a reason to smile. I know that you know this, but I’m still going to say this to you. I’m mostly right when it comes to giving advice, so as much as possible, take it :P That being said, I am so proud of you and the person you’ve grown to be in the time I’ve known you. You will always be my Superstar. And I will be your Indiana Jones, whenever you need me to be ;)

Both of you should know that whatever your dreams, your aspirations, your convictions, your premonitions…I’m going to be there for you. No matter what, no matter where I am, no matter when.





30 Letters? Challenge accepted!

So, I was going through some stuff on a blog about Tumblr, and I came across this gem. I figured if Tumblr had mentioned something like this, there is no reason I couldn’t take up one too, on this blog! I’ve really liked some of the lists, and hope to go through them someday. But the one I’ve picked is the 30 Letter Challenge, but I’ve modified it, because I’ve come across different versions, and because it makes more sense to me this way! The main reason for this is, that it helps me keep in touch with my roots of deadlines and my love of writing in general. Also, it is something I’ve always loved doing. Writing letters (whether I send them or not) is something that holds a special place in my life!

This is the list, and from the 30th of January, I shall begin this! In addition to blog articles I (hope to) come up with, there will be a letter for 30 days! Unsure if I can manage it straight for the next 30 days, but I can damn well try! Most names will not be mentioned, for the sole reason that I respect the privacy of people in my life. I shall be addressing them as per the title for the day, and maybe a representative alphabet or something, for those who need to be referred to over and over again. This is going to be a fun and insightful 30 days of writing :)

  • Day 1 — Dear best friends
  • Day 2 — Dear closest friends (after my besties)
  • Day 3 — Dear Mum and Dad
  • Day 4 — Dear bro
  • Day 5 — Dear friends that are like family
  • Day 6 — Dear relatives/family I’m fond of
  • Day 7 — Dear hopes and dreams
  • Day 8 — Dear person I last kissed
  • Day 9 — Dear world
  • Day 10 — Dear stranger
  • Day 11 — Dear younger version of me
  • Day 12 — Dear me who I wish I could be
  • Day 13 — Dear future me
  • Day 14 — Dear person I miss
  • Day 15 — Dear Mondays
  • Day 16 — Dear ex-boyfriends ~ Yes, plural. Deal with it!  :P
  • Day 17 — Dear awesome new friends
  • Day 18 — Dear person from my childhood
  • Day 19 — Dear people that pester my mind/annoy me
  • Day 20 — Dear person I’ve hurt/caused pain to
  • Day 21 — Dear person who caused me pain
  • Day 22 — Dear person/people I don’t talk to as much as I’d like to
  • Day 23 — Dear people who aren’t a part of my life anymore
  • Day 24 — Dear technological thing(s) I appreciate
  • Day 25 — Dear Adam Levine/The Script/Ryan Tedder/Boyce Avenue/Will Smith/JK Rowling/Nicholas Sparks/Neil French (famous people I wish I could meet)
  • Day 26 — Dear musicians
  • Day 27 — Dear people who have been wonderful mentors
  • Day 28 — Dear friends who inspire me, to be the best version of me
  • Day 29 — Dear society?
  • Day 30 — Dear reflection in the mirror

Trying to edit this list was the hardest thing to do, because I needed this to be as personal as it gets. Here’s hoping for some wonderfully inspiring letters and a delightful journey :) Anyone care to join me?