Morning NOTE takers! I’m still immersed in writing and finishing this New York Times Bestseller, but I’ve missed you! I don’t have a lot of time, but I wanted to make time to say, a lot of times, we have a tendency of seeing ourselves through someone else’s eyes. We can’t visualize or see anything good about us, so we expect others to see in us, what we can’t see for ourselves. Yet, what we fail to understand, is that people won’t always paint the perfect picture for us, because to them you might be “sketchy”.

Imagine someone has given you a “sketch” of what your life is supposed to look like, but when it’s nothing like the drawing, you experience hurt and disappointment. However, what you fail to realize is that, you are the “Picasso” of your life, and the portrait you paint, will always look better than the one they “sketch” for you! Remember, a sketch is a “rough or unfinished” drawing. Just think, if we stood on the opinions of others, our lives will always be “undone”. But, if we take the canvas and easel back, we’d be “complete”.

Keep “painting” until you finish your best Masterpiece…..YOU!

Until next time NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue


6 months ago, I did what I felt at the time was best for you and what you desperately needed

But now you have me questioning if therapy was a big mistake

As you would have it, it wouldn’t be the first time you blame me

Sometimes, I feel as though you want to give up

But truth of the matter, I believe you may already have

I want you to be great, but no matter how many positive affirmations I give you

You follow up with a negative, as punishment for thinking you’re good,

Because you believe you’re anything but

Some days I hype you up like crazy, but eventually the cheers subside

Because you somehow convince me you’re nothing to “fuss over”

There’s nothing I want more than to love you

Not just you, but EVERYTHING there is about you

Your imperfections, good heart, even the things you say are “so bad”, I want to love them too

I’ve been trying to love you for years, but for some reason, you just won’t let me

You’ve given me what you feel are a million and one truths

But I see nothing but lies

You self-sabotage and call yourself names

And then get mad at me for not doing the same

I just don’t get you! You’re beautiful, gifted, successful and inspirational

Yet you say you have nothing to offer

Bullshit! In fact, everything you say and do, is complete bullshit!

You say you’re confident, yet you don’t have an ounce of self-esteem

You say, “I know who I am”, yet you’re struggling to make peace with who you are

You say you want to experience love, yet you can’t seem to show yourself any

You say you don’t see why people like you, appreciate you and look up to you

But, if I were you and didn’t think anything of myself, I wouldn’t be able to see it either

It’s amazing! I’ve never met a person who devalues themselves as much as you

Especially, when you are more valuable than ivory tusks and richer than 14kt gold!

What a joke! But, the sad thing is, self-hate is no laughing matter!

To be honest, I actually feel sorry for you, but because of YOUR pride, you won’t allow me to

I can’t imagine being a fraud and living a double life!

It’s exhausting, not to mention hard wearing a mask

You’ve got to be sure you wear the right one, know when to wear it and who to wear it around

Why can’t you just be yourself? I’m sorry, I forgot, you don’t like her

But, no matter how less you think of yourself, to me you’re the world!

Girl, you’ve got it going on, but the enemy has convinced you that you don’t

Needless to say, you ARE the enemy

I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m sick of you!  

You can’t even look at yourself in the mirror, without finding something to bitch about

If it sounds as though I’m upset, it’s probably because I am

You’re hurting us, and you don’t even realize it

Or, maybe it’s exactly what you wanted….speaking of want

Why do I want more for you than you want for yourself?

Why am I busting my ass for YOUR success, if you keep telling yourself you don’t deserve it?

Why am I having dreams, making goals and seeing visions

When you don’t see yourself achieving them?

Why am I even writing to you, when you already know what YOU are doing?

Why am I questioning your motives, but most important, why am I YOU?

Moral of MY STORY, just because I’m “shining”, doesn’t mean I’m not living in “darkness”. Check on those that are strong in your life, because sometimes, even they get weak!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Just checking in…

It’s okay to cross bridges, but before you get to the other side, think long and heavy if you’ll ever need to go back again! Remember, life isn’t always going to be a dry erase marker. Some things will be “permanent”. Be mindful of the way you talk to and treat people, because in the end, they’re going to be the very ones you need!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue