Dear Confused,

You may not want to hear this or believe what I’m about to say, but please trust me when I tell you  no, there is nothing wrong with you.

I know you grew up expecting your life to be a certain way. Throughout school, you were probably told you should work hard, get good grades, and graduate with honours. Then once you graduated, people told you to get a job, work your way up, get married and then somehow live happily ever after. I know you expected life to be like that, and I know you secretly hope it still will be.

I’m here to tell you that it’s okay if it’s not. Life, unlike the stories you’ve been fed, isn’t clean. The complexities of life can’t be resolved in thirty minutes, one hour, 75 years. The protagonist one day may be the antagonist the next, and you may not always be the main character. You change every day, and so does your vision of happily ever after.

To borrow the beautiful words of Mary Schmich:

Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else’s.

So my dear confused friend, please trust me when I say… you are going to be okay.

Sincerely,

Wisdom

This is a post inspired from Day 9 of course Writing 101: Reinvent the Letter Format through Blogging U

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9 thoughts on “A Letter to Confusion

    1. Thanks SO much for your input! I’m glad you can relate and your philosophy sounds like a healthy one. Like the saying goes, “don’t let making a living get in the way of making a life” 🙂

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    1. Thanks for your input, Ryan! Agreed – it is the norm, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting it or not wanting it. Even with the traditional path though, there are always bound to be ups, downs, and moments of confusion nonetheless 🙂

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