On Being Impressed

Connection Jul 18, 2021

I just want to say how impressed I am by so many of you. It takes courage to look at your life and admit that something isn't working. That mix of resilience, humor, and open mindedness you got going on? Heckin' priceless.

Fuck yes, you quit that toxic job. Packed right on up and figured out that your well being meant more than knowing exactly what's next. It takes grit and determination to ignore superficial success and identity for deeper meaning or a healthier environment. YOU DID THAT.

Way to go, getting help and working on your physical and mental health! Our healthcare system is a frustrating maze. Improving at exercise and diet takes sooo much consistency and effort. I am floored at your progress and dedication.

That addiction or negative coping skill you left in the dust? I can't imagine how hard it was for you to let go of that. I am SO PROUD of you.

Wow, you left that toxic or abusive relationship or friendship? How did you find the strength to know that you could handle meeting your own needs and being alone?? It's absolutely incredible how you made space for your pain, found some lessons, and STILL decided to open up to new connections with others.

I am AMAZED, watching you step into an identity you've always wanted to claim. Authenticity looks SO GOOD on you. I'm here for your heartache and triumph from being different in this world. You're paving a path that others can wander from.

Every time you make a change, you bring everyone with you. Not just the people you know, but people you've never even met. Healing is a collective effort with collective results.

This was a letter to you and a letter to me. Here's to making the hard choices and choosing a different story. 🥳

Keep. Going.

Love,

Cake

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Cakelin

I'm a scientist and writer for machines and humans. I am aiming to be Robinhood for people's data. Disabled, nonbinary, and queer.

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