Today, I would love to introduce a guest writer who has been instrumental to the success and structure of this blog. She is a writer, editor, author and entrepreneur. She goes by the name of Miss Amofa. In this second episode of letters, I got her to write a letter: a letter to her creative self. The creative journey truly is a mad rollercoaster, sometimes we feel high, other times we wrestle with whether or not we are good enough. Our past fights us and present struggles sometimes push us into giving up. This is all for another post. Without wasting anytime, let’s jump into Miss Amofa’s letter to her creative self.
This year, I made a decision to love myself more, to own my truth and appreciate my journey so far. So on Val’s day, I bought a card for myself from Yobbings (they have the most amazing cards but can someone tell them to make different sizes so that those of us who like to elaborate can have more room for that? 😂🤣😂) to give myself some love. To anyone out there who might need some reassurance to believe in themselves, this is for you.
It’s been thrilling seeing you grow over these twenty something years. You have blossomed into such a beautiful young woman with a heart of gold, growing in purpose.
You have made great strides no matter how painful or joyful they have been. I am so proud of the woman you are becoming; full of bloom, promise and greatness.
You might have thought of yourself as a late bloomer due to what might be termed as societal standards but it’s good you now know that flowers bloom in different periods yet they are still beautiful and so is your bloom.
You are smart, intelligent and gifted but sometimes, you find it so hard to accept these things. However, its good to admit these attributes. Knowing you, these words of affirmation will be good for you. It will help you believe in yourself more and erase the thoughts of fear, anxiety and self-doubt you deal with on your journey of becoming and your journey of writing even after publishing your maiden book. There were several instances when you wanted to give up on this. The many times you wondered if your writings were even good enough.But I am proud that you did this through determination and encouragement from the many beautiful people in your life.
Of course, you do have flaws but who says I want to be so hard on you for that today? Ain’t nobody got time for that! You are work in progress just like everyone else and you’ve made a constant effort to work on yourself. I know its been hard for you but you’ve learnt to become comfortable in your own skin. I have learnt over the years that there’s no truer confidence than that. That body-shaming episode you experienced in level 100 really got to you but ten years down the line, look at how you’ve lost considerable weight. Don’t let anyone make you feel less of your self due to their perceptions. Girlfriend, you will never be ‘’perfect’’ and I am glad you are gradually realising this.
Frimpomaa! Have I told you how awesome you are? Wowzer! My goodness! I love a lot of things about you. I have heard of your good-natured attitude, creativity, humour, your smile and energy (though it seems laid back sometimes) And aye! Don’t I love your resilience? Judging from your soft-spoken voice and calm demeanour, blooming in adversity wasn’t something I thought you could do. But girl, YOU DO ALL! You proved me so wrong I shy sef. The fire made you tougher but it also gave you so much glow; more than before. Definitely not judging a book by its cover again. You are definitely living by your mantra,unleashing the gold within. (Congrats on your maiden book!)
I just wanted you to know I am so proud of you and what you stand for. Frimps, know that you are loved, admired and adored. I love that you decide to chase your dreams every single day though it might seem scary. I believe 2019 and beyond are your best years yet. Don’t worry about the what ifs. JUST GO OUT THERE AND GET THINGS DONE.
Nana Akua Frimpomaa Amofa
P.S. When things get tough, always remember how awesome you are! Dont let anyone tell you otherwise.