Saturday, April 14, 2012

TRIFEXTRA: The Apology


This post is in response to the Trifecta Trifextra Weekend Challenge. Here is prompt:

For this week's challenge, you have to write a letter of apology in exactly 33 words. Addresses, salutations, closings, etc. (should you wish to include them) do not count in the 33 words. 


THE APOLOGY


Dear Nineteen-Year-Old Me,

I’m sorry I didn’t shine through brighter. My lack of being there was devastating. I didn’t see how desperately you needed me. I won’t make that mistake again. Forever onward, I’m with you.

Sincerely,
Your Self-Confidence



33 comments:

  1. I should have written that letter...awesome!

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    1. I think lots of people could write this letter for sure. Growing pains. :) Thanks!

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  2. Dear Self-confidence, I'm sorry I almost killed you with my self-destructive behavior, Me (19-about 25)

    GREAT post, by the way!!!

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  3. so many thoughts - so many words - going through my mind. A self-confidence broken down is often hard to recover. Great job!

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  4. No matter the age, true words. Well done.

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  5. Very introspective letter! Self-confidence is an intriguing thing. Even though age and hindsight seems to be great building blocks for it, they aren't even always. I could use a letter like this at my age every now and then!

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    1. I agree, Sandra. I still lose sight of it now and then. Thanks!

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  6. I paid a visit to my 18-year-old self in a guest post for @chosenchaos in december. It was a great exercise in perspective. I like how you are at peace with back then. That's so important.

    I enjoyed this.

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    1. Thanks, Lance. It took a while to get there, but I'm where I want to be. ;)

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  7. This is the kind of letter that I need to write to my younger self...well, even to the older one. :-) Nice take on the prompt.

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    1. We all need reminders every once and a while. ;)

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  8. Wow. the phrase "If I knew then what I know now..." ws never better illustrated than here!

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    1. Thanks, Guapo. I think of that phrase, too. But then I think if I knew then what I know now,I never would have followed this path. Then I would have missed out on marrying a great guy. I'm hoping to subtly pass on what I've learned to my kids...not that they'll listen...but you never know. :)

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  9. If only self-confidence came synchronized with youth ... we'd all be able to take over the world. Very nice, Mel.

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  10. Part and parcel of growing up. Lovely response.

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  11. It's so hard to be there for yourself when you're just learning who you are.

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  12. It's an apology many of us can identify with. At that age we're so anxious to become adults that we forget to enjoy the moment.

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  13. This was perfect! I could have written the same apology to my younger self too.

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    1. It's a good reminder, too, of how far you've come!

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  14. Beautifully written and so true! But remember don't be too hard on the old you without her you wouldn't be where you are today.

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  15. Awesome, Mags, AWESOME!! Congrats on a very much deserved win! <3

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  16. Perfect! How many of us could have penned this. Nicely done, and great use of the prompt.

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