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“Dear me”: a letter to my old self

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This is a letter to the old me that existed only months ago.

Dear old Sarah,

You are gone; I don’t need the razor blade anymore. I ate lunch today for the first time in three years. I’ve found a guy who actually loves me for who I am. I have written so many poems that I continually have writer’s cramp. It may sound kind of silly, but the art and the poetry help. Ever since I met Dylan, I have had no need for self- harm, anorexia or alcohol. So, for the last time, Sarah with the bad habits, the anger and depression:  Goodbye. You made my life miserable, and I never want to see you ever again.


Sincerely,

New Sarah

 

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    a_M3xi

    aww i love this

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    Memyselfandi

    As a formerly troubled kid poetry has helped me a lot too.
    I was not a cutter but i understand what you were going through. <3

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    blackbird

    good for you. ima cutter too. i get how hard it is for every other cutter out there too. hopefully ill get to say those words one day. hopefully find the guy for me too. but eihter way good job

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    smpbutterfly

    That’s great that you quit cutting i just don’t know how when i feel like i have to. but great for you <3 =)

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    Destiny q.

    hope your happy now and hope youll always be happy <3 smile

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    GabbyPorter42

    Sarah I really admire how much you believe in yourself. I hope one day my friend will be able to do the same as you. 

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    Cheyanne S

    i started boxing and i have not cut for almost a year

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    justalittlelove

    I started dance. I haven’t cut since. I feel the urge everyday. But i go to dance instead. I’m still afraid. I’ve confessed to the people that matter but they all seem in denial that I have any problems. and I believe I’m in denial myself.

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    eheartgrave

    I wrote a letter like that and I stopped cutting right after I wrote it.

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    Haunted

    thats awesome, I have a letter like that 2 myslef

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    QuincieK.

    I love this so much. I used to be a cutter. I have friends that are cutters. I’m glad you have gotten through it!

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      ReachOut

      That’s AWESOME you have stopped cutting! You’re an inspiration to others. Thanks smile

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    Skye Rae

    I don’t know if I could handle my life without anorexia/bulemia or Self-Harm.. the only thing that possibly save me for a moment is Poetry.<3

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    ReachOut

    i love this .<3
    Congrats.

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    ReachOut

    I think thats great. I dont know if i will ever be at that point to do that anytime in the near future

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    ReachOut

    I hope one day I’ll be able to say this. I’m getting there…..

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      Noems

      I’m in the same page as you, I wish one day ill be able to say the same.

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        ReachOut

        Good for you recognizing that you want to make some positive changes in your life. That’s an important first step! Check out our self-harm fact sheet. It goes into detail about how to approach a trusted adult, alternative coping strategies, resources and more: http://us.reachout.com/facts/factsheet/deliberate-self-harm We wish you well!

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    alonegirl01

    i wish i could say that to me but it never gets better….good for u

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    Cookie34

    Aww… That’s so nice. Good for you!

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