I’ve come across a blog that is truly unlike most blogs — Letters to Breathe.
The concept is simple:
Have you ever had something to say to someone but couldn’t because of the potential repercussions? Maybe your boss is a jerk, or your friend hurt your feelings- at Letters to Breathe you can read and submit anonymous letters to anyone, about anything. There are no limits or rules (which means there is some cussing on the site!). There are letters to the deceased, to ex-lovers, to companies, even to God. Submitting a letter is easy and free, and always anonymous- you don’t even have to put in your email address, and even if you do it is not public.
Reading and commenting on the letters is also a great therapy, you may see others in your position and be able to offer advice or support. You may not agree with a letter, feel free to say what you feel- even in the comments. Being able to get these things off your chest by commenting or submitting a letter can help you to finally ‘breathe’ again.
Um, yeah — there have DEFINITELY been times where I could have used this blog. In the real world, I’m shy, quiet, and non-confrontational — the BEST at having imaginary arguments with other people (you know, those “in your head” conversations you have AFTER someone says something mean to you . . . when you FINALLY come up with the PERFECT comeback).
Some of the letters that have been posted on Letters to Breathe are gut-wrenching — like the one from n survivor “confronting” her abuser. I was in tears when I finished reading, wishing I could reach out and hug that woman.
If you haven’t visited the blog, take some time to do it; give the voices there the audience they deserve.