Hello, #OpenLetterOctober!

Hi, friends!

I wanted to do something a little different this month, so for the month of October, I’ll be going with the theme #OpenLetterOctober.

For those of you who don’t know what an open letter is, here is the definition that good old Google gives you:
Noun: A letter, often critical, addressed to a particular person or group of people but intended for publication.

Here’s a little example of an open letter:

Dear October,

Please be good to me. Your other friends, January through September, didn’t get the memo. It’s been a tough year, so cut me some slack. I’m not trying to be the Grinch during the holidays, even though I’m pretty close to the Grinch all year long… But that’s beside the point. I will gladly participate in your festivities, except all things pumpkin spice, but I’m down for Halloween, fall colors, and cozy outfits. So, please, for the sake of my sanity and anxiety, please be good.

Sincerely,
Melissa Joy

The art of an open letter is great, especially because it can range from laughing until your stomach hurts, to heart wrenching, or even tear jerker.

I’ve seen lots of people join in on the open letter craze and wanted to opt in as well. The open letters I’ll be sharing are based off of past journal entries and other thoughts that I’ve had over the past few years. Most are thoughts I’ve kept to myself, things that I’ve been afraid of sharing. I went back and forth on this idea for a few weeks, because I’m still afraid to put my thoughts and ideas out there… But I refuse to let fear stop me.

I hope you all enjoy this month’s post as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them!
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