You're Doing Just Fine: Prose & Poetry from a Past That Was Never Present

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Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.

Named after the poem that has been shared over 500,000 times on Tumblr, this is the 3rd book from young author and songwriter Charlotte Eriksson. A collection of prose and poetry with the themes of hope, learning how to heal, and finding small moment of peace in the midst of chaos. An exploration of the life of a young artist with an aching heart, urged by a wanderlust that leads and directs, and the simple task of learning how to live with yourself.

"Charlotte knows her reader so well that it feels like she's writing my very own journal."

You can get yourself a small room in a new city
where no one knows your name
just yet
but they will,
for they will see you walking quietly through the market on
Sunday mornings,
and sitting at the cafe on Tuesdays
scribbling thoughts in that worn out notebook,
or in the library between the shelves of different worlds, and late on Friday evenings
you will sit peacefully in the corner of the pub
by yourself
and you will be okay with that.
Some nights beautiful boys will buy you drinks and ask your name
and you will smile, but be okay with walking home alone
because one day someone will know you
without asking your name
and that’s the person that matters.

So wait a few years,
until you can get yourself a small room in a new city where no one knows your name
just yet
but they will
and there will be an older lady
knocking at your door
saying hi and you’re very welcome,
and you can have a garden
where only flowers grow, with no thorns, that you plant yourself,
and on sunny mornings in April
you can sit and watch them bloom
a little more each day,
just like you do,
bloom a little more
each day.
And on crisp winter mornings in January you can drink coffee in the cold
on your own front porch
and the town is empty
but full
of other things
like space.
And hope.
And purity.

Wait a few years,
when things are clearer, and you will go on well. Just hold on and wait.

You will be okay.

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At 18 years old she took off to London on her own to embark on the long journey of creating a life for herself. A life she could be proud of. A life that made her excited to wake up every morning. With nothing but a guitar, her stories and a dream, she spent a year wandering in England, sleeping at train stations, airports and helpful fans’ couches. Singing for whoever was willing to listen and collecting stories that she would later share in her first book ”Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps”. Finding her fanbase through soulful connections by sharing her journey online, she started to gather an exploding online fanbase. Forward a few years and she has started her own artist collective Broken Glass Records, released 7 EPs and 3 LPs, had her single ”I Will Lead You Home” reaching #2 on the Swedish iTunes-chart, been played on major radio such as BBC6 (UK), Sveriges Radio (Sweden) and 3FM (Netherlands), and toured all over Europe. She's published 3 books of prose and poetry, telling the story of her wandering ways, life as an artists and essays on love and loss.

Although she's been described as "the child of Patti Smith and Charles Bukowski", Charlotte doesn't seem to care about genres, moving freely between prose poetry to longer essays and musings.

”I wanted to turn my life into art, my very existence into a poem. This is my story. It might not always be easy, but it will always be beautiful.”

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