Dear Aspiring Writer Me: Always Trust Your Words by Kimberly Sabatini

Dear Aspiring Writer Me,

From a very young age you trusted words. Even when you were a 10-year-old, you had an intrinsic awareness that words would be your medium for bridging gaps and finding your way.

And then one day you became afraid--scared to bare your soul to the world and because words are how your soul takes flight--you grounded yourself. Those were the "lost years."

At best, you became a closed book. At worst you didn't write at all. Your voice had all but disappeared and it was an emotionally unhealthy time in your life.

The good news is that you learned to fly again. It's What Who Wants. But it took you such a long, long time to find your wings. So, if I could go back in time and tell you one true thing, it would be to always trust your words--trust your soul. 

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Want to see me with a bad 80's perm and a nose brace? You can also check out my Dear Teen Me post HERE. 

What is the best part of your young writer self? I hope you've never lost it, but if you have, make sure you fight to get it back. 


  1. Beautiful blog post! Love it.

  2. This is beautiful! I love that you were a young political letter writer! Me too! And I had that lost years phase too. I am so glad that we both found our way back to trusting our words!

  3. Love the letters! If we could all channel those confident young girls--before the underground phase. Thanks for reminding me that I was that kid once, too.


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