For homework for my writing class we were told to write a letter to someone we love. I thought about it and could write one to Dad or Janet but there is no way I would feel comfortable reading it out loud. It would be too personal. But I think that’s the point. How am I ever going to be comfortable having people read my memoir if I’m not comfortable reading this out loud? Then I thought I could write a letter to my niece but I knew I would probably cry at that too so I thought “wait…why don’t I write a letter to myself?” It’s probably not entirely what she meant but this is the one I am going to share with the group. It’s something I can read when I feel down. I will still do it as a journal exercise in my personal journal and then I can say whatever I want.