Letters To Nobody

Dear You,
You never fail to amaze me - especially when you put up with my psycho mood swings & irrational stabby moods. I'm looking forward to enjoying the mostly freezer-burned anniversary cake with you later, even though it'll taste like crap - because that's just how we roll. You're the best husband I've ever had.
Love,
Me
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Dear You,
I'm happy that you have the perfect little life, but I also want to cram socks into your mouth every single time I hear you going on, and on, and on about it. Not everyone is as fortunate as you.
Wishing you'd get the hint,
Me
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Dear You,
I hardly know you, but I think you're unbelievably selfish. You've outwardly mentioned how much you don't want to be working, how you're not enjoying teaching, how you don't want to be at school: but then you're coming back to work 1 day next year just to 'hold your position'. Word is, you've requested your 1-day of work to be on a Friday, so you won't have to do any planning or reporting, leaving the entirety of the programming and assessing to whoever is "lucky" enough to be stuck job sharing with you next year. What a piece of work. It's people like you who spoil the permanent teaching system for the rest of us hopefuls out there. Also, that time you were a casual teacher on my class, you messed up my wall display and caused three parents to complain about you. So there.
Not-so-kind Regards from that temporary teacher who is still waiting around for a full-time job,
Me
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Dear You,
I feel awkward talking about wedding stuff with you sometimes. It's not because I'm not excited for you, because I am. I have a feeling you're not going to ask me to be in your wedding party, and that's ok, I don't expect you to - but it's still awkward. Hopefully we can work through this, since we still have a while to go.
Still love ya,
Me
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Dear You,
You're awesome. You really are. And I'm trying really hard not to take things personally because I'm sure you don't mean it... but lately I've been feeling a bit like a leper around you. The things that are getting me down the most right now are completely uninteresting to you, and I don't really know what to do about it. I understand that you might not care about the issue at hand, but I hope that you still care that it's ME going through these things. I just really need a shoulder right now, and I'm scared that I'll lose you somewhere along the way. And so you don't think it's always about me-me-me, just know I'm always here to chat when you need to talk about you - any time. Promise.
Sending warm fuzzies,
Me
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Dear You,
I love you, but you're making me crazy.
Best,
Me
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Dear You,
No, I'm not pregnant. No, I don't want to talk about it with you. No, I'm not sharing any details about my sex life with you. No, I don't want to hear about how you had all four of your children by the time you were 30. Yes, let's change the subject now before I cry.
Please stop talking to me about babies,
Me
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Dear You,
You are one of the hardest workers I know, and I hope that you realise just how amazing you are. I know things are tough for you right now and that you're going through a lot, but I appreciate every little thing you do for me. 
Hoping you get some R&R soon,
Me
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Dear You, and You, and You,

We need to organise another meeting again soon, because I miss you way too much. Now, if you could please start responding to my emails about a time and a place, that would be great - because it's a bit hard to lock anything in place when you're the only one suggesting things.

Hope to see you soon,
Me


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5 comments:

Britt said...

Doing these always makes me feel a bit less stabby.

Hugs, lady!

Hi I'm Victoria! said...

I think I am going to do this as well... thanks for the inspiration.

Nathan Pralle said...

Boy, if I get going on something like this, it's going to be a LOOOOONG post....:)

Mrs Green Grass said...

Oh my gosh! So personal and honest. I almost cried. Don't we all feel so many of these things? Awesome post Aly.

Kira said...

This is cute Aly, so mysterious!! I'm formulating so many stories and scenarios in my mind!





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