Keep it cool, Sherlyn. (An Open Letter to Myself)

Hola, Sherlyn!

I hope this letter finds you well and that you’re in the mood for a little introspection and inspiration. I wanted to take a moment to remind you about the things that truly matter in life—travel, art, creativity, and simple living. I hope you have prepared a hot cup of tea as you read through this letter. A flavored black with milk, or a green tea is okay. Whatever your mood tells you.

On travel. Ah, that magical word that awakens the wanderlust within you. Remember those times when you were out exploring new places, breathing in the unfamiliar scents, and embracing the beauty of different cultures? Don’t ever lose that spirit, Sherlyn. Keep seeking adventures, whether they’re near or far. Even in your own backyard, there are hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Travel not only broadens your horizons but also fuels your creativity and provides a fresh perspective on life. So, keep exploring, my friend, and never stop being curious.

On art. You know it, Sherlyn—art is your sanctuary, your escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Whether it’s painting, writing, photography, or any other creative outlet that speaks to your soul, keep nurturing that artistic side of yours. Sometimes life gets busy, and it’s easy to put your creative endeavors on the back burner, but don’t let that happen. Carve out time for art, even if it’s just a few stolen moments here and there. Let your imagination run wild, express yourself freely, and remember that creativity knows no boundaries. Trust in your artistic abilities, and don’t be afraid to take risks or try something new. The world is your canvas, so paint it with your unique strokes.

On creativity. It’s not limited to the realms of art alone, Sherlyn. Creativity is the life force that flows through everything you do. It’s about thinking outside the box, solving problems in innovative ways, and embracing the joy of experimentation. Remember, creativity isn’t reserved for a select few—it resides within all of us. So, whether you’re in the kitchen whipping up a delicious meal, rearranging furniture to create a cozy space, or working on your PhD project, infuse it all with your creative touch. Don’t shy away from taking risks or making mistakes, for it is through those moments that the most remarkable breakthroughs occur.

On simple living. In a world that constantly bombards us with messages of consumerism and excess, it’s crucial to remind yourself of the beauty and contentment found in simplicity. Cherish the little things, Sherlyn—the warmth of a morning sunbeam, the sound of raindrops dancing on your window, or the taste of a homemade meal. Surround yourself with only the things that bring you joy and let go of the clutter, both physical and mental. Seek balance in your life, prioritize experiences over possessions, and cultivate meaningful connections with the people who truly matter. Remember, it’s not about the quantity but the quality of your existence.

As you navigate through life, my dear Sherlyn, keep these principles close to your heart. They are the compass that will guide you towards a fulfilling and enriched journey. Embrace the unknown, create with passion, and savor the beauty of simplicity. And whenever things get overwhelming or chaotic, take a deep breath, exhale, and remind yourself to keep it cool. Life’s too short to stress over the small stuff.

So go out there, Sherlyn, and embrace the world with open arms. Travel, create, and live simply. Trust your instincts, follow your dreams, and remember that you are capable of extraordinary things. Your journey is your masterpiece, and I can’t wait to see the incredible chapters you’re yet to write.

Wishing you love, laughter, and endless adventures,


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