A Letter to Myself

December 31, 2021

Bethany Howell (she/her/hers), Low Entropy Volunteer Writer


It’s been quite the year, hasn’t it?


You laughed until your ribs hurt and cried through so many cold nights.

You survived even on the days where you broke and you grew from that fight.


That thing you’ve been waiting for happened and that great fear came true.

That event didn’t matter as much as you thought and now you are able to see things that do.


You lost so much and yet were always able to keep your grasp.

You were better than you expected to be and, yes, those punches hit harder than they should have.


You rediscovered yourself and relearned things you thought you knew.

All this to say, my dear, you did well and I am so proud of you.



My name is Bethany Howell and I am a third-year university student majoring in psychology and minoring in family and child studies. I have a passion for writing and mental health, and my ultimate goal since age 13 has been to make a difference in the world through helping others, which is how I ended up here at Low Entropy!

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