An Open Letter To My Brain



For the purpose of this post we are going to call my brain Sally. Sally meet my blog! Blog meet Sally! [just humour me please].

Dear Sally,

Over the past few years we have sure been on a bit of a journey together. There have been so many times I’ve hated you, and yet, not matter how horrible you are to me, or I am to you, we always seem to manage to get out the other side and be friends again. Thanks for that.

Often, I like to think, no matter what you decide to challenge me with, that you only give it to me because you have confidence that either you know it will teach me so much, or, and perhaps both, you know I have the strength to get through it [a bit like a teachers prerogative].

…let’s talk about our little mutual friend Anxi…

Let’s talk about our little mutual friend Anxi [or to others who might know them as Anxiety], you and Anxi have certainly made my life a whole lot more difficult, and sometimes, you have won. But that’s ok, you win some you loose some, and I am sorry to say it Sally and Anxi, but I hope you like loosing because I have been doing a hell of a lot of winning recently! Despite your constant put downs, and snide comments, laughing at me as I say I can’t do it, I HAVE DONE IT SALLY! I have done so many things! I would like to ask you REALLY nicely to break up with Anxi, I know it’s hard, but I really think it’s for the best.

Before I end this letter, I would also like to thank you for your everlasting strength. You’ve got me through when times have been ever so tough, and you’ve given me that adrenaline to get through some really scary times. I know it’s not been easy for you either, and Sally, I know sometimes you have felt like giving up and felt like the world would be a better place without you, but it really wouldn’t! I think you know that now, but just know, if you ever feel like that again. It’s ok! It’s really ok, just take a deep breath, read this post and trust you can get through it.

Which brings us to today, Sally, I want you to know that it makes me SO happy to know how happy you are. Your positive thoughts and new found ambition is such a nice feeling to have return. Keep it up and never give up. Give it your best shot and you’ll never know where it might take you. Thanks Sally. Thanks for being you.




  1. June 27, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    Omg soph that is so moving. You are a delight. And so lovely xx

    • GraphicsBySoph
      June 27, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      Ah Jay! You really are such a kind heart! Thank you so so much! ?

  2. June 27, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    Loved reading this, and such an inventive way to write

    • GraphicsBySoph
      June 27, 2018 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you so so much Dan! I actually found it very therapeutic to write! ☺️

  3. June 28, 2018 / 6:40 am

    Awww, this was so uplifting! I’m absolutely delighted you are in such a good place. You are a wonderfully kind person, and so incredibly talented. You should recognise that, and it makes me happy to see you are, and that others are as well. Well done, Soph! x

    • GraphicsBySoph
      June 28, 2018 / 6:44 am

      Awww Ruth! I honestly cannot tell you how glad I am that we have connected through blogging! You are just SO lovely. Thank you so much for being so kind, and saying such lovely things. Thank you! ?

  4. June 28, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    I thought it was quite humorous, in a positive way. Like you tackle a serious topic but you made it lighter by keeping it light and humorous (the names are enough haha) so quite enjoyed this!

    • GraphicsBySoph
      June 28, 2018 / 12:52 pm

      Hi Malou – what a lovely but unusual name you have. Thank you so much for such a kind comment. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Haha the name were a bit random I appologise. Sally says thank you too btw.. ? Feel free to do your own version of this post. I would love to read it! ?

      • July 2, 2018 / 9:47 am

        Haha thank you, it’s French as my parents liked French names somehow. Nothing wrong with random names! I might consider doing a post like this thank you! 🙂

  5. June 28, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    Soph I love this post! It’s raw, honest and true. You’re such an amazing person and should be proud of yourself and everything you have achieved.
    Brooke x

    • GraphicsBySoph
      June 28, 2018 / 5:21 pm

      Ah Brooke. Thank you so so much! I am so glad you like it! ? Thank you for being so kind, I cannot wait to read yours! ?

    • GraphicsBySoph
      June 28, 2018 / 9:44 pm

      Thank you John! ?

  6. June 29, 2018 / 7:28 am

    These kinds of posts are really therapeutic and something I think everyone should try. I recently wrote one to my heart and it was really empowering to do it.

    Very moving to read ♡

    Laura ☆

    • GraphicsBySoph
      July 1, 2018 / 9:55 am

      They totally are. I really enjoyed writing it. OO I am definitely going to go a read you post today! The heart is a great idea to write about too. Thank you so much for being so kind.

  7. June 29, 2018 / 7:29 am

    That’s so great Soph, that you feel like you’re in a way better place and managing your anxiety well. I’m so happy and proud of you ?

    Beka |

    • GraphicsBySoph
      July 1, 2018 / 9:54 am

      Hi Beka, thank you so much for commenting. I am really glad too! It’s taken time. Thank you for being so kind.

  8. Creative Kate
    June 29, 2018 / 7:35 am

    That’s lovely hun although you now have me
    Thinking of a name for my brain ??

    • GraphicsBySoph
      July 1, 2018 / 9:53 am

      Thank you so much for commenting Katie – I am not intrigued as to what you have called your brain – I would love to read your version of this post.

  9. June 29, 2018 / 9:36 am

    Can’t wait to write mine Soph, I love how you’ve tackled a tricky topic in your own way and made it such a good read ❤

    • GraphicsBySoph
      July 1, 2018 / 9:53 am

      I cannot wait to read yours! Thank you so much – I had a great time writing it.

  10. June 29, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    YES this made me so happy to read – so motivational! I’m so happy to hear you’re in a good headspace. You should be proud of everything you have done & will do in the future, your internet community will be right here rooting for you ❤️


    • GraphicsBySoph
      July 1, 2018 / 9:52 am

      AH I am so glad it made you happy – thank you. It really is great to finally feel like I am back on the right track. I love the internet community. Thank you so much for commenting.

  11. June 29, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    This was such a beautiful post to read through! x

    Han |

    • GraphicsBySoph
      July 1, 2018 / 9:51 am

      Hi Hannah, thank you so much for commenting. Thank you for being so kind.

  12. June 29, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Ohhh what a gorgeous and insightful post, such a lovely, unique way of writing. You should be SO PROUD of yourself, and everything you’ve achieved ?
    Hels xx

    • GraphicsBySoph
      July 1, 2018 / 9:51 am

      AH Hels!! I feel like a fan girl replying to your comment! Thank you so much! I really had the most lovely time writing it and it just felt so therapeutic. Thank you for being so kind, I really am so glad to have connected with you.

  13. July 3, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    I love the idea of this post! It’s so positive, loved reading this!

    • GraphicsBySoph
      July 3, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      Thank you so much Hannah! You should do it yourself! ??

  14. July 4, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    I love this post but more so I absolutely LOVEEEE your writing style!!!!!

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