An Open Letter to Ashley Purdy

I’m going to preface this by saying – I have no idea what to say about this. I do not know the correct words to “make it all better.” I’m honestly not sure anyone does. Despite my complete inability to write something which may stand out in among the sea of good wishes from the thousands of fans, I’m at least going to try.

First, I’m going to say I support you, and your decision. And if you had told this to me in person, I’d give you a big ‘ol bear hug and say, “It’s all going to work out, Ash, and I’ll always support you.”

Secondly, I want you to know that I not only support you, but my inbox in all my social media and my email is always open if you need an ear to listen, want to vent, or just need someone who will nod and say, “I get it.”

Because – I get it.

I don’t want to go into the reasons why I get it, because I don’t want to make this about me. It’s about you, and what you need, what you want, and what works for you. We’ve all been down the dark abyss at some point, some of us further down into the darkness than others. We’ve all stood at a crossroads at some point in time, wondering which path to take. Some of us will get it more than others, but that’s okay. Whatever your reasons may be, whatever you may need or have decided – I support you. And I’m here, if you happen to need a shoulder, or an ear, a supporter, or cheerleader, or even a friend. No strings attached, because that’s not how I operate. Creatives have to stick together, have to build each other up, and I’m all about community, and friendship.

I guess what I’m trying to say is – as long as you are happy, or at least on the road to finding some happiness, then that’s all that really matters. And, if by some miracle you should ever happen to want to take a chance on the crazy writer who tends to be a bit – um, weird – then I’ve always got a spare ear or two which will gladly listen to whatever you would like to talk about – no strings attached.

So, I wish you the best of luck, Ash. Whatever your road ahead may hold, I wish you nothing but continued success and all the happiness in the world.