Dear Self

Has Dear Self gone away forever?

Dear Friends

Over the last month or so I have been experimenting with not being on social media. Specifically, I haven't been posting my Dear Self letter to my private Facebook page.

It has always been going on my blog every day, I still publish it to my artists page on Facebook and my twitter account… neither of those channels are where my friends are looking. And the artist page on Facebook costs me money if I am going to get anyone to see it.

I stopped posting it to my private page for a while to see what would happen, and because I feel uncomfortable about social media and the way it impacts upon me, I’ve slowed down on Instagram as well, same reasons.

It has been a bit of an experiment to see what would happen. I’ve got more questions than I have answers…mainly I can’t understand how I am going to create what I want to create without doing a deal with the devil.

I’m thinking about all this because yesterday my friend Billie, who was my buddy in getting this project started, called and said she was worried she had missed the ‘end of Dear Self’ because she hadn’t seen it (on Facebook).

This was interesting for me. If it isn’t on Facebook then how would people know about it?

It’s always there though, on my website. People on my mailing list know what’s going on…that’s probably the most direct way to stay in touch with Dear Self and anything else I am doing.

So, what’s next? Will I come back to Facebook? Will I go out alone without it (that’s my dream, I’m just worried I can’t make it work)…

I don’t know. I really don’t.



Write yourself a letter...

I start again. Drawing Luke Hockley.

I start again. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Welcome to 2018.

I love the first day of the year. I know we all just made it up...but I like that we all decided this is the day we start again.

I wrote today's Dear Self about it, have a read...

When I woke up this morning and thought about writing my Dear Self letter I also thought about all of you and wondered wether you would like to write yourselves a letter as well.

What do you think? 

This is an open invitation to write yourself a letter as a way of welcoming the new year. I find gentle self reflection is one of the  most powerful tools that supports me to live the kind of life I want to live.

Writing a Dear Self letter is very simple. Grab your computer, or device, or pen and paper and write the words Dear Self...and then just write whatever comes to you. You can also draw yourself a picture if you like.

Don't think about it too much. No need to be profound or grand. I like to ask myself..."What do I need to hear today?"

You are writing the letter to you, so whatever you write will be perfect.

Once you are finished, if you would like to share your letter with someone, feel free to email them to me (Hint - join my mailing list and you will get my email address). I'd love to read them. Let me know if you are ok for me to share them (which may or may not happen!) otherwise they will just stay between us.