A letter to myself

Dear me,

I know you sometimes doubt yourself. It usually happens in the moments when it feels like the ground is opening under your feet and you don’t know what to do. Try to keep calm. No matter how bad it looks and feels, things will get better. We all have those points when we reach a crossroad in life and either way we take we might feel insecure. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You are not alone in this. New things always feel scary, but what is even scarier is letting the fear win. Just don’t stand still because the road ahead of you is scary. Remember that you learn most when you step outside your comfort zone. Look back and reflect, but don’t leave space for regrets. Get rid of all the heavy luggage that you carry through life. Your shoulders can only take so much. Instead, make room for new smiles, new friends and new memories. Know that when you fall it will hurt, but it’s also a valuable lesson you need to learn. Surround yourself with people that will help you get up and that won’t stand in the way for you to shine. Give back, because that is worth more than taking. Count the small blessings because they are the ones that count the most. Grow to become wise to understand things that you can’t change and don’t stress about them. Cherish your family and friends and don’t let time and fast paste of life make you forget to reach out and say ‘I love you’. Smile to a stranger every once in a while and share your sandwich with someone who maybe didn’t eat in days. When the darkest clouds come, remember the Sun will shine again. Keep your ears and eyes wide open, and never, but never forget that life is beautiful.


Hope you like the letter I wrote at some point when I needed to cheer myself up a bit, and remind me that things will get better. We all have those moments in life when we need to hear it and that’s why I have decided to share it here. If you have something that helps you when you’re a bit down, or scared please share in the comments bellow.

Ivona Josipovic

Ivona Josipovic is a co-founder of The Smoke Detector, writer, fashion stylist, social media manager, curious creature, chocolate lover.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.