Happy new year! I just wanted to write you a little note and give you some encouragement - I know you've been feeling a bit down lately. Here goes!
You're doing so well. You’re healthy in body and mind for the first time in years. You have a job that you love (and do you know how rare that is?), and you might not be rich but you have everything you need. You have an awesome (if tiny) house with a fantastic view in the city that you love.
You have a beautiful, fluffy, grumpy cat. You're so proud of your family and they are so proud of you. You have wonderful, clever, creative friends you can call on at any time of the day or night if you need them.
You have a handsome partner who shares your values and wants the same things from life as you do. Sure, he can be a pain in the bum at times but you’re madly in love with him anyway. And guess what, Liz? He’s madly in love with you, too. How about that?
Don’t worry about the past - you can’t change that. Don’t worry about the future - there’s not much you can do about that, either. Keep working at being content with where you are, what you have, right now, and don’t stress about the rest. I know it’s hard, but you can do it!
And don’t beat yourself up if you find yourself stressing about your debts or your lack of a university degree or that damn biological clock that won’t shut up. You’ll be fine. Just take some deep breaths, have a cup of tea, and let it out and let it go.
You are awesome. You can do it!