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A Diary to My Husband

Letter #1

Hi Tiffany!
3 min readApr 29, 2020


Man, it’s been awhile since I’ve written you a morning note but…


No, I haven’t had my morning coffee yet but I just feel really good even though my sleep tracker says I slept for 5h 59m. I know, it’s pretty strange.

Anyways, I just wanted to tell you how my week has been because I haven’t been quite happy with myself. I skipped out on my workouts despite wanting to. I didn’t write much (I think on my calendar, I only spent 2 hours to write this ENTIRE week). I didn’t meditate. I had some bad sleep — that damn rat keeps making so much noise around the chicken coop, and I can’t wait until the rat trap arrives. And because our schedule has been changing and we’ve been working non-stop on our new project, which for some reason has taken much longer than I had expected, I have been feeling more stressed and unaccomplished.

It’s been driving me crazy.

How can I possibly accomplish what I want if I can’t even get my schedule together?
How can I become who I want to be if I’m neglecting the things that’ve helped me grow?

I know what the solution is. I know what I need to do.

But…why is it that I can’t?

Someone wise once said, “There is one thing in this world you must never forget to do. If you forget everything else and not this, there’s nothing to worry about, but if you remember everything else and forget this, then you will have done nothing in your life.”

I thought about this, long and hard, and realized something I didn’t know about myself: When I’m caught up in the moment, especially on something I’ve never tried before, I forget about everything else. This could be a good thing, had it been a newfound passion. But because it wasn’t, and I neglected parts of my life that I believe are important to my happiness and growth, I felt terrible…simply because I had forgotten what I was really living for.

Now, I know if I ever want to make changes to my life — try something new, work on a new project, build better habits — I need to stick with my foundation: working out, writing, meditating and getting good sleep. Because ultimately, these are the things that…



Hi Tiffany!

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